DDA to take a bird’s eye view of encroachment
An aerial survey will be conducted to find a solution to the problem of encroachment along the proposed route for the three new urban extension roads (UER). These roads are being constructed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
The UERs are meant to decongest Delhi’s arterial roads. The problem of encroachment is mostly on UER-II, the longest road of the three, and will connect Wazirabad bypass to NH-I, NH-10, NH-8 and NH-2. This is a first-of-its-kind survey, DDA officials said.
“The L-G’s office has sanctioned the survey to come up with a solution to the dwelling units and other buildings coming in the way of constructing UER-II. The alignment of the road has been changed thrice because the ground survey did not take into consideration all these aspects. The cost of the survey is about Rs 2 lakh,’’ officer on special duty to L-G, Ranjan Mukherjee, said.
According to the L-G’s office, an helicopter will be hired from Pawan Hans and DDA planners and engineers will take to the air to get an aerial view of the stretch.
This will give them a better understanding of the topography and help come up with a final alignment for the road. According to DDA officials, while work has begun on UER-II, encroachment continues to be a problem.
The UERs will serve as a bypass for the integrated development of Delhi, DDA officials said. While these projects were conceptualised several years ago,
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