Ghaziabad Development Authority has formed a team to carve out a plan for turning Meerut Bypass Road in Raj Nagar Extension into a model road. The authority has appointed four junior engineers for this task, officials told.
The team has been tasked to carry out anti-encroachment drive for 6 days in a week. While three junior engineers will work 2 days each in a week, the fourth one is kept as a substitute who will take charge during the absence of any of the three.
The team has been given authority to lodge FIR against repeat violaters of this offence, officials said. Besides, the team will assist traffic police to alleviate traffic mess on the road. Two cranes have been given at their disposal to tow away vehicles parked illegally on roadsides.
Additionally, the GDA will beautify the central verge of the road. The authority will carry out more plantation as well as reconstruct the broken points on the central verge. GDA has also planned to beautify KDP roundabout, officials informed.
This decision was taken last week when Kanchan Verma, vice chairperson of GDA visited the area to carry out a plantation drive. Verma was displeased with the rampant encroachment by squatters on all internal and Meerut Bypass Road in Raj Nagar Extension.
Verma told officials about encroachments on both sides of the Meerut bypass. Junior engineers were directed to take immediate action in this regard and also ensure that the encroachers, mainly food and vegetable vendors, do not return.
Approx five kilometer stretch of the road starting from Mitti Tiraha to Raj Nagar Extension Chauraha is riddled with both types of encroachment, temporary as well as permanent. The encroachments are the main reason for traffic jam in the area. The situation is grim at all the crossings of the Meerut Bypass Road.