To speed up work on the much-awaited Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad(FNG) Expressway, Noida Authority conducted a demolition drive
To speed up work on the much-awaited Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad(FNG) Expressway, Noida Authority on Friday conducted a demolition drive to remove massive encroachment. The action was taken after the violators did not pay any heed to the Authority’s notices.
The Rs 1,000 crore, 43km-long FNG Expressway has faced several hurdles in the past as farmers had refused to give up their land for the project. Besides, local land mafia sold land for the project to people, who built houses on it.
Plan for the expressway was started in 1989, while work commenced in 1993. The Authority has already completed work on 16 kilometres of the 21km stretch which falls in Noida’s jurisdiction. The remaining part of FNG lies in Ghaziabad and Faridabad. Since the Authority’s progress on this road was very slow, colonizers saw an opportunity and sold the expressway land illegally, claimed officials.