Noida, Ghaziabad Get Gifts Worth Rs 500 Cr As UP Celebrates Foundation Day For 1st Time
Uttar Pradesh, as we know it today, came into existence on January 24, 1950. The then governor-general of India passed the United Provinces (Alteration of Name) Order, 1950, renaming United Provinces as Uttar Pradesh. However, it was only this year that the state decided to celebrate the day as Uttar Pradesh Diwas.
Foundation stones of a number of projects, costing over Rs 25,000 crore were launched on Wednesday by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. On the happy occasion, however, it was the citizens of twin cities of Noida and Ghaziabad who received handsome return gifts in the birthday party.
Development projects worth over Rs 500 crore were on January 24 dedicated to the public in Noida and Ghaziabad. Through the launch of multi-level parkings and underpasses, the state is planning to improve connectivity in the two cities where migration rates are increasing every year. Since the two cities provide comparatively affordable housing in an otherwise-expensive real estate market of the national capital region, these have emerged as top investment choices among buyers.
After missing seven deadlines, a multi-level parking lot of six floors has been launched at Noida Sector 18, a major commercial hub where traffic movement is huge. The multi-level parking has been built at a cost of Rs 243 crore by the Noida Authority.
The project was launched in July 2013, and was estimated to be completed by July 2015.
Initially, only three parking floors would be open for public — two in the basement and the first floor — as elevators have yet to be installed. The whole lot is expected to be operational within 20 days, media reports say quoting official sources.
After that, the multi-level parking lot will accommodate 3,000 vehicles (2,800 four wheelers and 200 motorbikes) in an area, where about 2,500 automobiles are parked on a daily basis. This would immensely cut traffic congestion at Sector 18 commercial hub. For the initial two hours, owners of four-wheelers will have to pay Rs 30 while owners of two-wheelers will be charged Rs 10. For subsequent hours, Rs 10 will be charged from the former and Rs 5 from the latter.
The two underpasses, however, have been thrown open for public.
Built at Rs 64.80 crore, the 650-metre underpass between Sector 60, 61, 66 and 71 would ensure signal-free commute to Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad.
Another underpass constructed on the MP Road Number-3 between Sector 94 and Sector 95 will ensure those commuting from Faridabad to Sarita Vihar via the Kalindi Kunj-NH-24 route do not have to stop at any traffic signal by making the stretch between Delhi's Kalindi Kunj and the National Highway-24 signal-free. This underpass has been built at a cost of Rs 40.72 crore.
That is not all. On Wednesday, foundation for building an underpass between Sector 96 and Sector 126 has been laid. Apart from that, the Noida Authority will also build two industrial sectors along the expressway in Sector 155 and Sector 156.
Getting there in Ghaziabad
Developmental schemes worth Rs 157 crore were launched for Ghaziabad. Foundation stones for 40 schemes for the development of the city were laid on the occasion.
Of these, 14 schemes will be implemented by the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) at an expense of Rs 32 crore.
CM Adityanath said that the state was planning to kick-start the 340-kilometre-long Purvanchal Expressway project in March, and would invite Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the event. The expressway, being built at a cost of over Rs 23,000 crore, will be completed in two years.
With inputs from Housing News