The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has finally decided to complete work on a number of roads, including the 12-kilometre expressway linking Greater Noida to NH-24 in Ghaziabad. While 10.5 kilometres of the 12-kilometre expressway having been completed five years ago, a 1.5-kilometre stretch on NH-24 had been encroached upon. Now, GDA vice-chairman SK Dwivedi said compensation and alternative plots of land will provided to residents along the route to clear the area in order to complete the expressway.

SHOULD green lungs of the Capital like Siri Fort Sports Complex be allowed to be destroyed for just eight or nine days of Commonwealth Games?" The answer's no; and it came from the Supreme Court on Friday. Acting on apprehensions raised by advocate M L Lahoty that the proposed multi-level underground parking at the Games venue would ruin the Siri Fort complex, a Special Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan asked the government to consider an alternative.

The Supreme Court today stayed the construction of a parking lot at Siri Fort Sports Complex as part of preparations for the Commonwealth Games 2010 on a plea filed by a morning walker who objected to the felling of trees for the project. A bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan while asking the authorities to consider an alternative site for the parking lot ordered status quo till further orders. The petitioner had/approached the apex court seeking direction to the DDA not to damage forests near the Siri Fort

In a jolt to the preparations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered stay on construction of a parking lot near Siri Fort Sports Complex that threatened to gobble down 14 acres of green area. A bench headed by Chief Justice KG Balakrishnan asked the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to reconsider its proposal to clear the forest area and making way for parking space. Till then, status quo would be maintained, the court ordered.

Five years after MPs protested against the viability of laying telecom ducts along national highways and got the project shelved, the National Highways Authority of India has revived the plan.

The Sheila Dikshit government on Monday received a pat on the back from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The allocation for transport has been increased by nearly Rs 900 crore in this year's budget.

Land acquisition problems are threatening another project in West Bengal.

In a setback to environmentalists, the Pune Municipal Corporation Court on Monday rejected the plea of voluntary group Parisar opposing the construction of a road on the Mutha riverbed.

Feasibility studies over the alternative project to Tunnel Road have also been taken up DUAC had suggested that the alternate corridor be constructed over the Bara Pulla drain The first phase of East-West Corridor will link Akshardham temple to New Delhi Railway Station NEW DELHI: While bitterness caused over the controversy surrounding the Tunnel Road project from National Highway 24 to Lodhi Road has led to resignation by four members of the Delhi Urban Arts Commission, the Public Works Department of Delhi Government has taken the alternative suggested by the Commission quite seriously and has begun work on the 5.5 km elevated corridor from Sarai Kale Khan to INA Colony on the Bara Pulla drain. Engineer-in-Chief of PWD R. Subramanian said, "The DUAC had suggested that the alternate corridor be constructed over the Bara Pulla drain and so we have undertaken feasibility studies for the elevated road project that would provide a fast link between Sarai Kale Khan and INA Colony.' This road project would involve construction of two three-lane carriageways. The elevated corridor would pass by Nizamuddin, Jangpura and Lodhi Colony on the way to INA Colony. Areas of concern However, there are some areas of concern here too as the Bara Pulla drain is also an aesthetic feature of Delhi and the corridor would pass close to some tombs as well. The PWD would soon also start work on the first phase of the elevated East-West Corridor that has been approved by the DUAC. Mr Subramanian said while the entire first phase is 8 km long and involved construction of an eight-lane corridor from near Akshardham temple on the banks of the Yamuna in East Delhi to New Delhi Railway Station, what has been approved thus far by DUAC is the section up to Ring Road near Bhairon Marg behind Pragati Maidan. New bridge He said as part of this corridor