Feedback Infrastructure and Services selected as consultant to do feasibility study
Taking first step for the construction of the four-lane Nothern Peripheral Expressway project in Ghaziabad,Uttar Pradesh government has selected Feedback Infrastructure and Services Private Ltd as the consultant for the project.
The estimated cost of the project is around Rs 440 crore and the expressway will be developed on public-private partnership model. It is one of the projects on the 100-point development agenda of the present SP government.
The government has decided that the project would start from Loni area on the Saharanpur road (State Highway 57) and would end in Dasna on National Highway 24. The consultant will conduct the feasibility study and find out the best possible route,where least amount of agricultural land is required.
Once completed,it aims to decongest Ghaziabad city from the traffic coming from three roads – National Highway 24,National Highway 58 and State Highway 57.
While National Highway 24 connects Delhi to Lucknow through Ghaziabad,Moradabad and Sitapur,National Highway 58 connects Delhi border with Uttrakhand border through Noida and Meerut.
The traffic coming from all these roads enter Ghaziabad city at present leading to traffic jams.
About 200 hectares of land will be required for the construction of the 20- km expressway. Land acquisition will not be a problem as there is no major construction on this stretch. Now,it would be the task of the consultant to find out the route,which is most feasible, Santosh Yadav,Vice-Chairman of the Ghaziabad Development Authority,said.
A meeting of the bid evaluation committee held on wednesday under the chairmanship of Industrial Development Commissioner Anil Kumar Gupta decided to make GDA the nodal agency for the project.
Yadav said,We have selected the broad route for the expressway starting from Loni area on State Highway 57 and ending near Dasna on National Highway 24 and it would pass through National Highway 58. The idea is that all the traffic coming or leaving for Delhi through these roads will not have to enter Ghaziabad city and can directly take this access-controlled expressway.
In total,five companies had applied for the consultants job,including RITES,Feedback Infrastructure & Services Ltd,Holtech Consulting Pvt Ltd,Casta Engineers and Consultants Pvt Ltd and Uniborn India Pvt Ltd.