New Delhi: The Delhi government has laid the foundation of a three-layer flyover designed to eliminate the traffic congestion from Sarai Kale Khan T-junction. The length of the flyover will be 550 meters. This flyover will make Sarai Kale Khan T-junction signal free and lakhs of vehicles plying here daily will get rid of the long traffic jam. On 6 September, 2022, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia laid the foundation stone of this flyover being constructed at a cost of rupees 65.55 crore.
Speaking about the project Manish Sisodia said, “With the construction of the new flyover, Sarai Kale Khan T-Junction on Ring Road will become a signal-free corridor, which will save the time of the commuters and also reduce the fuel consumption. Construction of this flyover will not only provide a hassle-free commuting experience but will also reduce the 5 tons of CO2 emission every day. This will lead to savings of Rs 19 crores annually and the project cost will be recovered in just 3.5 years. This 550 meters long flyover will be completed in a year and lakhs of commuters travelling from ITO to Ashram will get relief from long traffic jams.”
Manish Sisodia added that Sarai Kale Khan is one of the busiest traffic hotspots in Delhi and the load of vehicles is expected to rise even more at this place in the coming time. The area already has a railway station, metro station, and ISBT in its vicinity, and now a rapid rail transit system is also coming up in the area. This will develop Sarai Kale Khan as a unique transport hub, but the load of vehicles will also increase. The upcoming new flyover will ensure smooth movement of traffic in the area.
Manish Sisodia told that currently this route has a flyover for vehicles plying from Ashram to ITO but not for those plying from ITO to Ashram and this leads to heavy traffic jams at the T-junction red light. To eliminate this problem, this new three-lane flyover of 550 meters will be built in the area. Along with this, widening the existing roads, its strengthening, redevelopment of footpath for pedestrians as well as beautification work will also be done.
Features and benefits of the new flyover