Delhi: Continuing its efforts to decongest traffic on city roads and provide hassle-free movement to commuters, the Delhi Government has approved projects worth Rs 724.36 crores for corridor and flyover development. The projects were approved by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the meeting of the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) held on May 10, 2022.
These projects include the construction of a corridor between Punjabi Bagh flyover and Raja Garden flyover worth Rs 352.32 crores and a flyover between Anand Vihar RoB to Apsara Border RoB worth Rs 372.04 crores. Reviewing the details of the project, Shri Sisodia said, “Lakhs of commuters will benefit from the construction of this flyover and corridor. These projects will eliminate the traffic problems by increasing the capacity of the existing roads and make them safer.”
Notably, the stretch between Raja Garden flyover and Punjabi Bagh flyover is an important part of the ring road connecting South Delhi, Gurgaon and other parts of NCR with North Delhi. Commuters face heavy traffic here during peak hours. The one-way flyovers and low capacity intersections here lead to heavy traffic jams in the area creating problems for commuters as well as nearby residential colonies. In such a situation, a corridor development between Raja Garden flyover and Punjabi Bagh flyover will help in the decongestion of traffic and will bring relief to lakhs of interstate commuters every day.
Key features of corridor development project between Raja Garden flyover and Punjabi Bagh flyover
Along with the flyover, cycle lanes and multi-utility zones etc. will also be constructed.
Due to the presence of the Interstate Bus Terminus and the railway station in Anand Vihar, it serves as an important transit location for the city. Along with this, the road is also the main route from North-East Delhi to Ghaziabad and Noida. Due to this the traffic load on the existing road has increased significantly. Given this, the construction of a new flyover will make the traffic easier here.