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NOIDA: Kalindi Kunj bridge on Delhi-Noida carriageway, to remain shut at night for 45 days

Kalindi Kunj bridge on Delhi-Noida carriageway, to remain shut at night for 45 days from 22nd September to 6th of November. Traffic diversions not yet approved.

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NOIDA: Kalindi Kunj bridge on Delhi-Noida carriageway, to remain shut at night for 45 days
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Delhi-Noida carriageway of the Kalindi Kunj bridge will remain closed for traffic at night. The repair work shall commence from 22nd September, Friday till 6th of November and  the bridge will remain closed from 10 pm to 6 am. Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department will execute the entire project. 

The bridge shall remain closed for traffic for more than a month at night as the UP irrigation department intends to repair the barrage's gates that are almost 40-year-old. 

Considering the heavy inflow of traffic from Delhi to Noida the department has decided to keep the gates closed at night only. The concerned department will replace and repair 18 gates under the bridge. 

The officials also added that it is now very important to replace or repair the gates to avoid any accidents. The situation can be worse than expected if the gates are not changed soon.

The bridge was built over the Yamuna river and water gates were installed to keep a check on the flow of river water. Now, the water gates have developed cracks and rusted and need to be changed after three decades.  

The irrigation department has got verbal assurance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest of UP, the Noida and Delhi Traffic Departments to start the work. But they are yet to get the permissions in written forms. 

"We have got a verbal assurance from the Noida and Delhi traffic police departments that the permission will be given. The department of environment and forest has been consulted as the Okhla bird sanctuary expects birds from November. Hence, we will try to complete the work before November. We are expecting a written permission from the three departments within two days," a senior official in the UP irrigation department told TOI 

TRAFFIC PLANS:

1. Noida Traffic Police will divert the traffic coming from Delhi to DND and Chilla border as soon as the work begins. 

2. Delhi Traffic Police has requested the irrigation department to start the work after September 30, post the idol immersion in the Yamuna. 

However the traffic police is yet to agree to the proposed diversions in written form, officials say they are likely to get the permissions soon. 

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