There are some court cases and other disputes that are delaying acquisition of land for the project. RAJEEV SHARMA, executive engineer, HUDA
While the progress in laying drains in Greater Faridabad may be slow, the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is not much behind schedule so far as developing the Master Roads in Greater Faridabad is concerned. Of the 38.5 km of roads under the HUDA possession, hardly one km is left without carpeting.
Hardly one kilometre of the road is left for carpeting.
HUDA is developing 15 sectors (75 to 89) across the Agra Canal in Greater Faridabad. It is also laying the Master Roads in the area to provide connectivity between Greater Faridabad and Faridabad. The work of laying the Master Roads is likely to be completed in a couple of weeks.
HUDA has so far acquired Sector 75, 76, 77, 78 and 80 and is developing them. The HUDA executive engineer, Rajeev Sharma said minor work of bitumen is left on nearly a kilometre in Greater Faridabad. “The work is due to be completed in a couple of weeks,” he said.
The work started in April 2012 with a targeted time of completion in September 2014. Sharma said the possession of land for laying the remaining 6.5 km of the Master Roads is to be handed over by the Estate Officer, HUDA.
“There are some court cases and other disputes that are delaying the acquisition of land. As and when the land is handed over to us, we will be developing them,” he said.
However, the pace of laying the stormwater drains is not satisfactory. Of the 34 km of stormwater drains to be laid in the area, only 13 km have been completed. The scheduled time of completion of this work is December 31.
Sharma said slip roads in Greater Faridabad are to be carved out after the stormwater drain and sewerage work is done.