Upper ganga canal road project
The public works department of UP Government has started construction work on the 111-km long road along the Upper Ganga canal passing through Ghaziabad and Meerut to reach Muzaffarnagar. The corridor would be ready in the next one year. Once developed, the road will become an alternative route between Delhi-NCR and Uttarakhand and ease traffic load off the Delhi-Meerut Expressway. The project was proposed by the chief minister in 2018 to provide alternate connectivity between western UP and Uttarakhand. Chief Engineer, PWD, Sandeep Kumar, informed that the two lanes road will start from Purkazi in Muzaffarnagar and go all the way up to Muradnagar in Ghaziabad via Meerut covering 56-km in Muzaffarnagar, 42km in Meerut and 12km in Ghaziabad. It will have 10 major bridges, 27 small ones and one railway over bridge as the existing bridges are from the British period and were constructed in 1850. Now that traffic load has increased, the bridges have to be reconstructed and the work is being handled by the UP Bridge Corporation. Of an estimated ₹628 crore earmarked for the corridor, the state has already set aside ₹66 crore for installing safety measures on the new road stretch.
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