Commute for thousands of vehicles will now become easier as the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has opened up a 200-metre ramp providing direct access to the Delhi-Meerut Expressway (DME) from the Hindon elevated road in Ghaziabad.
Till now, motorists coming from the Hindon elevated road had to descend near UP-Gate and travel about 150 metres on the wrong side to climb on to the UP-Gate flyover and reach Phase 1 of the DME. Last year, the vice chairperson of the Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) had held meetings with the NHAI following which a ramp was proposed to be constructed to ease commuting.
“The ramp is about 200 metres and we have opened it. Now, commuters coming from the Hindon elevated road can descend at UP-Gate and go directly to the DME’s phase 1 without needing to take the wrong turn. But this facility is two-laned and is for the use of two-wheelers and cars only. We will not allow any heavy vehicles as it has a high ascend,” said Mudit Garg, project director of NHAI.
The six-lane Hindon elevated road connects Ghaziabad’s Raj Nagar Extension to UP-Gate via a stretch of 10.3km, intended to provide direct connectivity to the DME.