The Delhi government will develop an integrated transit corridor and enhance street network connectivity at Peeragarhi junction to decongest the roads and provide smooth traffic movement at the spot.
As gathered, the project to decongest Peeragarhi junction will be carried out in a phased manner and will include the construction of road over the bridge, foot over the bridge and underpasses in the area. The project is scheduled to be completed in the next one and a half years.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited Peeragarhi on August 10, 2022, for an onsite inspection and reviewed the upcoming project. He directed the PWD officials to complete the project in the stipulated time and ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the commuters during the construction works.
Manish Sisodia said, “The Kejriwal Government is committed to providing a hassle-free commuting experience to all the commuters in Delhi. Given the same, now the project to decongest Peeragarhi junction has been taken up from Jwala Heri Market (Chaudhary Balbir Singh) Red Light to Jwalapuri Red Light, NH-10 (Rohtak Road), by the government.”
This junction is a major connecting point between Delhi, Haryana and other states and the load on the road has increased over the years. The project will help lakhs of commuters get rid of traffic woes at Peeragarhi junction during peak hours.
It is to be noted that, NH-10, which falls on this junction is a connecting highway for ISBT, Kashmere Gate, Bahadurgarh and Rohtak Road, due to which there is heavy traffic movement and congestion throughout the stretch. The stretch also witnesses high commercial traffic movement due to industrial areas and over the capacity of existing junctions, impacting surrounding residential zones.
As per the project, Peeragarhi junction will be decongested through the improvement of Peeragarhi Chowk Junction, ROB widening along Ring Road going towards Mangolpuri, construction of flyover at Laxmi Narayan Mandir Road, underpass U-turns for the right turning traffic at Chaudhary Balbir Singh Marg and improvement of pedestrian access along with proposed foot over bridges.
The following improvements are being planned for the decongestion of traffic at Peeragarhi Chowk Junction:
Construction of flyover at Laxmi Narayan Mandir Road
A 600-meter-long, 3-lane flyover will be constructed on both sides of the metro line on Laxmi Narayan Mandir Road near Udyog Nagar Metro Station. The total width of new carriageways will be 20 meters. With this flyover, the traffic load from the existing road will be reduced and the traffic will be smooth
ROB widening along Ring Road going towards Mangolpuri
At present, the ROB going towards Mangolpuri creates traffic problems as it is narrow. Therefore this 500-meter stretch will be widened by increasing 3 lanes on either side. This will smoothen the flow of traffic along the stretch.
Underpass U-turn for the right turning traffic at Chaudhary Balbir Singh Marg
To make the road signal free, a 6.6-meter wide 2-lane underpass U-turn will be constructed at Chaudhary Balbir Singh Marg. Having a signal-free road stretch will decongest the roads and provide a smooth commuting experience for the people of Delhi.
Improved Pedestrian Access along Proposed New Metro Station
Construction of two Foot Over Bridges (FOB) for smooth and safe pedestrian movements is proposed under this project to decongest the Peeragarhi junction.
Construction of 1-lane left turn lane for smooth movement of traffic from Nangloi to Mangolpuri
Construction of 2-lane Slip Road from Mangolpuri to Punjabi Bagh for South-Left turn
Construction of a 2-lane slip road for a westbound left turn from Punjabi Bagh to Vikas Puri