On one hand where the officials of the authority claim it to provide relief to the commuters, residents, on the other, have expressed mixed views regarding the announcement.
The Noida Authority, which had issued a tender for the construction of the underpass along MP Road 3 November last year but was put on hold, has now decided to begin the work at Sector 52/71 once the election results are declared.
Talking to City Spidey on this subject, an official of the Noida Authority said, “It will be a huge relief to the commuters travelling through Sector 51, 52, 71, 72 towards City Centre, Mamura and Sector 62. Moreover, it will give huge respite to all from traffic jams caused due to passengers commuting via Blue Line extension and Aqua Line metro.”
However, residents living in different sectors across the area have expressed mixed views regarding this development which will take place in a month's time.
Hemant Tyagi, a resident of Gardenia Gateway (Sector 75) said, “Once this underpass is ready, I can go straight to my office and come back home, without taking any diversions. At present, it takes me 45 minutes to reach office from home but once the underpass gets open for public, it will reduce to 20 minutes.”
“The big question is when will the work related to underpass get over? Noida Authority has a record of not meeting the deadline to complete a particular project. As a result, people suffer!” said Akansha Srivastava, a resident of Sector 52.
Talking about the work, the officials of the authority said the underpass would have two lanes on either side. The contractor will make sure the underpass has proper diaphragm walls, arrangements for drainage. Besides, there will a sump for collecting water other than pump house.
“Illegal structures, hoardings, and posters along the stretch will also be removed before the construction begins,” officials of the authority concluded.