NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday, March 30 inaugurates the India’s largest skyey road in UP’s Ghaziabad. The largest single-pier road will connect Raj Nagar Extension in Ghaziabad to Uttar Pradesh Gate. The Hindon Elevated Road Project has aimed to ease the traffic flow from New Delhi to Ghaziabad.
Although, UP’s former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has asserted that this project was pre-planned in his Government in 2016.
But Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government has claimed that excessively implementation of the project has started when the Yogi Adityanath took charge as Chief Minister in Uttar Pradesh.
About Hindon Elevated Road Project:
1. The expressway is a 10.3 km long elevated road, making it the longest elevated road in the country.
2. The Hindon Elevated Road will be connecting Raj Nagar Extension in Ghaziabad to UP Gate, shortening an hour-long journey to just 18 minutes.
3. The total cost of the completed project is estimated to be Rs. 1,147 crore.
4. The entire stretch of the Hindon Elevated Road is built on 228 single-pier pillars.
5. The vehicles using the elevated road will be allowed to drive at an average speed limit of 80 km/hour.
6. The Hindon Elevated Road project faced several clearances from the central agencies. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change gave its final nod and gave environment clearance on March 11th.
7. The Hindon Elevated Road will also connect commuters to NH-24, the Delhi-Meerut Expressway making journey till Delhi’s Akshardham signal-free.
8. The longest elevated road will also help commuters and travellers to reach Hindon airbase which is at a distance of 1.5 km from the toll gate.
9. The Hindon Elevated Road is constructed on Transit-oriented development (TOD) basis, a kind urban planning that aims at public transportation made easily accessible to residential, business and leisure space.
10. According to Ghaziabad Development Authority, the remaining work of the project is expected to be completed by May 2018.