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NH-24 widening, PM Mr Modi’s pet project, faces twin hurdles

Infra News - Published on Mon, 18 Jun 2018

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Times of India reported that the second phase of the NH-24 widening project, which stretches from UP Gate till Dasna in Ghaziabad, has met with two hurdles that are likely to delay its completion. The targeted date of completion of the second phase of the project, closely monitored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is March 2019.

According to National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the agency executing the project, hurdles are due to the delay in inter-departmental clearance.

The first problem encountered is the replacement of Ganga Jal pipelines along the highway that has to be funded and undertaken by Noida Authority and UP Housing and Development Board.

Around 13.5 km of cement-concrete pipelines transporting Ganga water from Masuri-Dasna to Siddharth Vihar treatment plant is sought to be replaced with steel pipelines having a diametre of 1.5 metre.

Mr RP Singh, NHAI project director said that “Readymade steel pipes have to be replaced in order to carry out widening work. Setting of cement-concrete pipes is bound to take time. The project to replace the pipeline will be jointly taken up by Noida Authority and UP Housing and Development Board.”

According to officials, top-level meetings between Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari and deputy chief minister of UP, Keshav Prasad Maurya, have already been held on this issue.

Times of India

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Mon, 18 Jun 2018
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