Construction Work On Chilla-Noida Elevated Road To Start Soon
If all goes according to plan, construction work on the elevated corridor between east Delhi's Mayur Vihar and Noida Expressway will start soon with the State Bridge Corporation getting the mandate to build the corridor. The entire project will be divided into small segments so that work can proceed simultaneously at different stretches. The project is expected to be completed by 2022.
The Irrigation and Flood Control Department of the Delhi government has given its no-objection certificate to the project in December 2018, but it got delayed by a year. The Noida Authority has already approved the proposal to build this elevated road over Shahdara drain which will link Chilla village in Delhi to Noida Expressway via Mayur Vihar and will decongest the busy nodes of Noida.
The proposed 5.5-km Noida elevated road will link east Delhi to Kalindi Kunj. The road will start at Chilla, pass through Sector 14A and would run parallel to the Dadri Main Road via Film City, the Mahamaya flyover and the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway to reach the Noida border, over the Shahdara drain. The elevated corridor will mainly decongest the two-kilometre stretch which passes through Noida sectors 14A, 15A and 16A between Mayur Vihar-I and Noida Expressway.
The crucial permission
The elevated project was waiting for approval from the Delhi irrigation department which eventually came in December 2018. Since clearances have to be received from authorities in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, the project construction is expected to start only when approvals are received. The project cost has also been reduced to Rs 605 crore from Rs 650 crore. Around 50 per cent of the cost will be borne by the state public works department if the project is allotted to the UP State Bridge Corporation Limited.
The other two projects that might also get a push are the FNG Expressway and a bypass road to Faridabad from the under-construction parallel bridge to the Yamuna. This six-lane parallel bridge is waiting for approvals from the UP irrigation department.
Impact on connectivity
The elevated corridor will be a short-cut for those coming from east Delhi and going towards Faridabad. They can surpass Noida without entering into the busy nodes of Sector 15, 16A, 18, 37 and Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Those going to Greater Noida from Delhi-Noida Border can avoid the Noida Gate and instead take the elevated route that passes through expressway that would offer faster connectivity with SEZ. The route will also work as an alternative to DND Flyway.