The Noida Authority in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has revealed plans to develop an 8.71km section of Faridabad-Noida-Ghaziabad (FNG) Expressway.

The development comes after the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) declined to develop the road, having previously been responsible for developing the FNG Expressway project.

Recently, the Noida Authority carried out a project survey, which revealed that an 8.71km stretch of the FNG Expressway in Noida had not been completed.

The FNG Expressway aims to provide travelling from Faridabad to Ghaziabad through Noida.

Noida Authority general manager KK Agarwal told the Hindustan Times that a total of 17km of the FNG Expressway is in Noida.

Agarwal added: “The NHAI was developing the project but has recently stepped down from the project. Now, the Noida Authority has decided to develop the project that falls within the city on its own.”

NHAI project director RP Singh told the publication: “We are not developing the FNG Expressway stretch in Noida.

“This includes 600m patch on the ground. On the FNG project route, we need to develop a 5km-long elevated road from Sector 98 to Sector 143. This project cost will be around Rs6.33bn ($90.8m). We also need to develop a bridge on the Yamuna in Mangroli village as the river is in the way of the project route.”

In addition, a 250m underpass will be constructed at the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway to facilitate the FNG Expressway.

The project will be carried out in two phases. Under the first phase, patches and underpass work will be completed in a year.

Subsequently, the authority will seek the state government’s assistance to complete the elevated road and bridge over the Yamuna under the second phase. Work on the project is expected to start in June.

The NHAI appointed a consultant to prepare a report on a 75km FNG Expressway project in 2016. It faced several delays and cost overruns. The road starts from Ghaziabad’s NH-58 and ends in Rewari, Haryana.