Survey for four-lane road along Agra Canal 


  • 4 Aug 2014 Hindustan Times (Delhi)

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is trying to make commuting between the Industrial Model Township (IMT) near Chandawli and Mithapur near Delhi-Faridabad border smoother. For this it is conducting a survey on the feasibility of having a fourlane road along the Agra Canal.

The road is an important link between colonies across the Agra Canal and Noida and Ghaziabad via Kalindi Kunj.

For commuters using the road between Faridabad and Delhi along the eastern bank of the Agra Canal is is an ordeal to drive down the stretch from Tigaon bridge in Ballabgarh to Mithapur, near the Faridabad-Delhi border. The road is an important link between the colonies situated across the Agra Canal and Noida and Ghaziabad via Kalindi Kunj, bypassing the congested Delhi-Mathura Road. Though the road is a link road for Mithapur, Jaitpur, Shiv Durga Builders Colony and other neighbouring villages along the Agra Canal, it serves as an important link between Faridabad and Noida. If HUDA approves the feasibility of a four-lane road, it will end the woes of the commuters on the stretch.

HUDA executive engineer Rajiv Sharma confirmed that a survey for four lanes on the 20-km stretch from IMT to the Haryana-Delhi border near Mithapur is being conducted. "Work on the 7-m wide road on the stretch is already on. The survey will be over in the next one week," he said.

As of now, the road is battered at various places. As the land belongs to the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department (UPID), HUDA will deposit the money with UPID for it to widen the stretch.

Though UPID carried out some patchwork on the road in May 2012, the road started wearing off in a few months.

Rohit Parmar, a resident of Sector 3, who often commutes to Noida, feels that a good, wide road on the stretch will be a boon. "The road on the eastern side of Agra Canal is the shortest route to Noida and Ghaziabad. A better road will help reduce congestion on the Delhi-Mathura Road," he said.

The road will prove quite beneficial for the resident of Greater Faridabad too. " Greater Faridabad is coming up in a big way. After a few years when it is developed fully, it will have a population of over three lakh. A four-lane road will be quite beneficial for them as they will not have to come to the Bypass Road on the western side of the Agra Canal for going to Delhi," said Jasbeer, who goes by his single name, a resident of Chandawli.

Sharma said the survey report will take into consideration various factors such as its utility in view of the neighbouring 6-lane Bypass Road and the cost factor. The report will be sent to the headquarters for approval.


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