Noida: The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has
prepared a blueprint for two routes connecting the integrated industrial
township on the Delhi-Mumbai corridor with the Noida airport in Jewar.
The first route will branch out of the logistics
hub through the GT Road and the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE),
which leads to the Yamuna Expressway and the Noida airport. For this, a
2.5km pathway connecting with the GT Road will be widened from the
existing two lanes to six. It will also have an underpass.
will provide seamless access to heavy vehicles from the logistics hub.
The lanes will be widened to six so that there is no congestion in the
area,” said Patanjali Dixit, company secretary at IITGNL (Integrated
Industrial Township Greater Noida Limited).
According to Dixit, the underpass will be built near Shiv Nadar University. Commercial vehicles from the logistics hub will be able to reach the Yamuna Expressway from the Beel Akbarpur interchange.
The second route is being planned from the transport
hub through a 130m road from the Sirsa interchange on the EPE. “An
interchange will come up near Dankaur to connect EPE with the Yamuna
Expressway. From there, vehicles will be able to go to the Noida
Airport,” said Dixit. Work on laying the roads, he said, will go
alongside the logistics and transport hubs that are likely to be
operational in 4-5 years.
“In total, three major projects are being
developed as part of the DMIC in Greater Noida. The first is an
integrated township (IITGNL), the second is a multi-modal transport hub
(MMTH) and the third a multi-modal logistics hub (MMLH). We have readied
plans for these projects to be connected not only within the country,
but abroad too through the airport. This will facilitate easy movement
from other countries and attract foreign investments. The connectivity
plans are ready and they will be implemented soon,” said Narendra
Bhooshan, the CEO of GNIDA and managing director of IITGNL. The
projects, Bhooshan said, are expected to provide direct employment
opportunities to about two lakh youths. “The DPR of the multimodal
transport and logistics hub has been sent to the government. As soon as
the approval comes, tenders will be issued and work will start. The
target is to develop a transport and logistics hub over the next three
years. This will change the look of the surrounding areas,” he added.