The three mega projects include the Sector 94 underpass, Sector 18 multi-level car-parking lot and the Sector 60-61 underpass.
Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, inaugurated three mega infrastructure projects in Noida today (January 24), commemorated as Uttar Pradesh Day, or UP Divas. Noida MLA Pankaj Singh and Jai Pratap Singh, UP Excise Minister and Minister in-charge of GB Nagar, were also present at the event.
The three mega projects include the Sector 94 underpass, Sector 18 multi-level car-parking lot and the Sector 60-61 underpass. “These three projects will provide much-needed relief to the public. The Sector 18 parking facility that can accommodate 3,000 vehicles will ease parking woes in the city’s biggest commercial hub. The Sector 94 underpass will help to address the traffic congestion faced by motorists near Kalindi Kunj bridge, which connects South Delhi with Noida. The underpass near Mamura will ensure a signal-free ride to motorists in that area,” said Mahesh Sharma.
RK Mishra, project engineer of Noida Authority, said, “The 2.5-acre multi-level parking has been built at the cost of Rs 243.32 crore. People parking cars in this area will be charged Rs 20, and those parking motorbikes will be charged Rs 10 on an hourly basis. We have set higher rates for parking outside the facility to discourage parking on the roads of Sector 18,” he said
He also said that DLF will manage and maintain the city’s first multi-level parking, and DLF will be paying Rs 75 lakh every month to the Authority for this arrangement.
Besides opening three infrastructure projects, Noida Authority also laid the foundation for three more projects in the city. The new projects include an underpass between Sectors 96 and 126, under the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, and two new industrial sectors along the e-way in Sectors 155 and 156.
An official of Noida Authority said the upcoming underpass will be 2.36-km-long and will be built at the cost of Rs 97.66 crore. "There is already a minor underpass located at this point. This facility will be enhanced to a major underpass. It will provide connectivity to sectors on both sides of the e-way as well as for commuters travelling between Noida and Delhi," he said.
He added, “Residents of sectors 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 96, 97, 98, 99 and occupants of IT and institutional sectors in 124, 125, 126, 127, 128 and others will majorly benefit from the underpass.”
City’s first multi-level parking