Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is slated to inaugurate a 10.5-km elevated road in Ghaziabad on Friday. Hindon Elevated Road project is the longest elevated road in the country and has been built at a whopping cost of Rs 1147 crore.
The road connects UP Gate at Delhi-Ghaziabad border to Rajnagar Extension, and is expected to provide big relief to commuters going to Meerut.
The construction of the road was completed one year back, and was one of the initiatives of previous Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh. It is believed that the inauguration of the elevated road might lead to a war of words between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the SP over taking the credit for the same.
On the sidelines of the inauguration of the road, the UP Chief Minister is also expected to launch other projects worth Rs 341.48 crore. These projects are from different departments such as power corporation, PWD, primary education and district administration.
Almost 15 days back, some members of the Ghaziabad unit of the Samajwadi Party had inaugurated the road, following which the police registered an FIR against SP's Legislative Council Member Rakesh Yadav and several unnamed workers.
SP workers said that since the project was a brainchild of the erstwhile SP-led state government and the work on it was also started by the SP government, Akhilesh Yadav should inaugurate the project. They alleged that the ruling BJP is taking all the credit.
"Over 90% of the work on the road was completed during the SP government, and only the finishing touches were left. All the funding was generated by our government. The final work was being delayed by the BJP government to show the public that it was their feat," SP's Ghaziabad president had told DNA.