Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the country’s longest elevated road in Ghaziabad on Friday. The 10.3-km Hindon Elevated Road project will. The road will connect commuters from the National Highway-24 (NH-24) directly to Raj Nagar Extension and towards UP Gate near East Delhi east border and Meerut.
The six-lane road has been designed for an average speed of 80 km per hour. The highway would reduce the journey from Ghaziabad to Delhi from one hour to just 18 minutes. The elevated road has been constructed on Transit-oriented Development (TOD) basis in five years and at 1,170 crores.
While the traffic commencement was inaugurated by the present CM, it was the former CM whose remark made the headlines. Former Uttar Pradesh CM and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav took a jab at Yogi over taking credit for others work. He said “Ram Ram Japna, Paraya Kaam Apna.”
To help ease traffic in Ghaziabad we commissioned this elevated road which is over 9kms long and completing fast. pic.twitter.com/0IGbji8boj
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) August 12, 2016
राम राम जपना पराया काम अपना https://t.co/3HVTEgESvg
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) March 30, 2018
This jibe comes as the construction of the road commenced in November 2014, during the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government. The party was voted out of power in March 2017 and the road was scheduled to be completed in April 2017 but got delayed.
The highway is the longest flyway in India, built on single-pier pillars. It was supposed to be inaugurated earlier but got the environment clearance on March 11.