Can anyone tell me the route of Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Ghaziabad.Today I heard the negotiation for land acquisition of 16 ghaziabad villages is almost completed. What are all those villages ?
I am more interested to know the route from G.Noida to Dasna.
Eastern Peripheral Expressway- Latest status
Dipak Kumar Dash, TNN | May 16, 2011, 02.09am IST
NEW DELHI: The 135-km eastern peripheral expressway (EPE) has not taken off even after five years of its notification. This despite the Supreme Court monitoring the project. Now, the ongoing tussle between the Planning Commission and the highways ministry is only delaying it further.
As of now, the project has not been awarded to anyone due to procedural delays. Records and official communications of the highways ministry, Planning Commission and the Cabinet Secretariat available with TOI show the extent of delay to clear it.
The Planning Commission observed that since the expressway is being constructed as a "bypass to NCT Delhi", it is all right to fix the toll rate at one-and-a-half times of the normal rate. The Commission justified it in its letter to the ministry of road transport and highways on April 13.
But the ministry has dismissed it, quoting how the road project was considered as a normal highway and not a 'bypass' by the PPP Appraisal Committee (PPPAC) in its November 2007 meeting. In his letter dated February 3, 2011 to the member secretary, Planning Commission, highway secretary R S Gujral said: "EPE acts as a link road, connecting Palwal on NH-2, passing through NH-91, NH-24 and NH-1 before touching Kundli. Therefore EPE is not a bypass; rather, it is a connecting highway linking various NHs."
Gujral further mentioned that bypass toll rates, if applied, may render the EPE unattractive and lead to "diversion of overall traffic, especially through Western Peripheral Expressway, the other half of the ring expressways".
But the Commission panel is not impressed. They want it to be treated as a bypass. "The PPPAC has already approved this project, subject to the condition that bidding would be based on premium quoted and provision of government grant would be deleted from the bidding document. This means government will not pay a single rupee. Despite this, vested interests are playing some tactic or the other to delay the project. The fear of not getting substantial return from the project would make it unviable," said an NHAI official.
The delay has already impacted the national capital and its adjoining areas as the project, which is part of a ring expressway around this region, was conceived to decongest Delhi roads and to avoid the entry of trucks. Records with the traffic police reveal that heavy vehicles including trucks are responsible for almost 40% of road deaths in the capital.
Going by the present status, Delhi might have to wait for several years for the expressway to come up.
On the lines of the KMP Expressway, another expressway of a similar length (135km), the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal expressway KGP Expressway, is set to take off to the East of Delhi, and form the other half of the ring around the national capital. This, too, will also prove a catalyst in both residential and commercial development along the 135-km corridor, majorly in Uttar Pradesh. Though the project is yet to take off, sources in the road, transport and highways say that major developers have bought properties close to the alignment.
The expressway link, also called the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), will provide signal-free connectivity between Ghaziabad and Faridabad, and Noida and Palwal. The road network touches certain portions of Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
The project involves construction of a six-lane expressway with access control highway connecting Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad-Sonipat, which will also act as a bypass to Delhi, with a concession period of 20 years.
The project takes off from NH-1 in Kundli (Haryana), crosses Yamuna near Mawikalan, Hindon river near
Sharfabad, NH-58 near Duhai, NH-24 near Dasna, NH-91 near Beelakbarpur, Kasna-Sikandrabad road near Sirsa, re-crosses Yamuna near Fajjupur Khadar, Atali-Chinsa near Maujpur and meets NH-2 beyond Palwal. It will pass through five districts Sonipat, Faridabad in Haryana, and Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Gautam Budh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) officials said the speed limit for this green field project would be 120 kmph, and hence will provide highspeed connectivity to existing and new residential sectors.
This road will have two sections 56km-long Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad expressway section and 49km-long Ghaziabad-Kundli expressway section. Improving connectivity among cities outside the capital will not just decongest Delhi roads, this will also push growth and development beyond the national capital. By the time the proposed expressway comes up and connects farflung NCR towns, it will bring areas across the region close, said an urban planner associated with NCR Planning Board (NCRPB).
He added that though presently, land around this greenfield expressway is either lying vacant or is largely agricultural, their land use would be changed too after the completion of the stretch. Since the project is yet to take off, the development has not yet started. Now, with the seriousness of Centre to award the project soon, both residential and commercial development will start, a major real estate developer said.
As per the latest info, it should be ready by 2015... The revised bidding has happened...there were approx 7-8 bidders this time as compared to just one last time REL infra.. The contract has not yet been awarded...
As the per RTI information, the target is 2015.. it hope to touch NH24 around Dasna and going thorugh fields and will hit NH21 at beel akbarpur around 9 km from Dadri towards sikandrabad on GT Road...
Thanks for the information.thats really good.
In my other post I have asked about masoori-gulawati industrial area distance from eastern peripheral expressway. could you please through some light on it ??
and what are other development scop near to masoori-gulawati industrial area. There is a big lake and i heard this area is going to develop like anything ..