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After five years of getting sanctioned, the hurdles are finally cleared of the six-lane elevated corridor project that will start from Delhi’s Mayur Vihar and will end at Mahamaya flyover on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway, an official said.

This 5.5-km-long stretch will prove helpful to ease the traffic movement on this busy route that witnesses heavy vehicular movement every day.

The officials at the Noida Authority said, that the estimated cost for this elevated corridor is Rs. 650 crores and the work on the same will begin by January 2019. This six-lane project is scheduled to be completed in 42 months.

The Noida Authority will bear half of the project’s cost and half of the cost will be borne by the Uttar Pradesh government.

The feasibility study of this elevated corridor had been carried out in the year 2013. This study was exactly carried out from Mayur Vihar flyover near Chilla regulator to Mahamaya flyover, along the Shahdara drain. The UTTIPEC [Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure] but could not be cleared because of the non-availability of a NOC [No-objection certificate] from the Irrigation and Flood Control Department of Delhi said a senior official.

The Delhi Development Authority formed Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre or UTTIPEC to examine and give clearance to the projects that can directly impact on the vehicular traffic in the Delhi-NCR.

Alok Tandon, the chief of Noida Authority said, the NOC from the Irrigation and Flood Control Department of Delhi was issued on December 4, 2018 and the matter was presented during the 58th governing body meeting of the UTTIPEC and the project was accorded approval.

He also said that this six-lane elevated corridor will ease congestion in locales like Akshardham, Mayur Vihar, Pari Chowk, Kalindi Kunj and Sarita Vihar. This elevated road will pass via Noida Sector 14A, 15, 15A, 16, 18 and finally connect to the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway before Mahamaya flyover.

Tandon also said that currently, the massive traffic jam is faced on Dadri-Noida link road and the construction of this elevated road will decongest the Dadri-Noida link road.

The UP State Bridge Corporation Limited will be the executing agency for the project and according to the sources the project is expected to be completed by mid-2022.