Among the problems in the capital, traffic congestion during peak hours is crucial. The Delhi Government is implementing a large-scale traffic decongestion project across 77 corridors. Delhi Government has identified these corridors as traffic hotspots which will be decongested through road redesigning and construction of flyovers, underpasses and foot-over bridges across Delhi.
Lakhs of commuters would benefit from this project with major corridors such as Outer Ring Road, Najafgarh Road, Wazirabad Road, Rohtak Road, Anand Vihar-Apsara Road being lined up for a revamp.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reviewed this mega-decongestion project on September 7, 2022, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and senior officials of the PWD. He held an in-depth discussion with the officials over how traffic snarls can be combated in Delhi.
Giving details about the project, Kejriwal said, “We will redesign roads and construct flyovers, underpasses & foot-over bridges at a large scale to rid Delhiites of traffic snarls. The project will be implemented in a phase-wise manner, with high-traffic density zones being decongested first." The CM also took to Twitter to talk about the project
Apsara Border to Noida Toll Plaza Vasundhara (Distance 9.1 Kms. approx.)
An elevated corridor from Anand Vihar to Apsara border is being built with flyovers at Surya Nagar & Ramprastha traffic intersections to cater for the requirement of Vivek Vihar, Surya Nagar & Ramprastha Colony.
Wazirabad Road (Wazirabad Bridge to Bhopura Border) (Distance 8 Kms. approx.)
The Delhi Government is redesigning Wazirabad road along with the service road from T-point Karawal Nagar/Wazirabad road up to Gokulpuri Flyover and developing of existing footpath over drainage Nala. Under this, two flyovers will be constructed: One, at Karawal Nagar - Gokulpuri junction and the other, at Gagan Cinema T-Junction and Nand Nagri. The Flyover at Karawal Nagar - Gokulpuri is being constructed along with the construction of the Metro Line in a double-decker manner. The government has also planned the construction of flyovers at Mandoli red Light & Gagan cinema T-Point to ease traffic congestion, prevent and reduce accidents and also to cater the future requirement.
Besides this, a Foot over Bridge with escalators will be built between Chand Bagh Colony and Bhajanpura Petrol Pump on Wazirabad Road. Whereas, escalators will be added to the existing FOBs at Brijpuri& at Ambedkar College Bus Stand.
DBG Road (Paharganj Flyover to R/A Jhandewalan) & New Rohtak Road (Idgah Crossing to Kamal T-Point)
Under the long-term East-West Corridor project, the Delhi Government will take up the construction of an elevated road from Delhi Gate to Kamal T-Point and from Delhi Gate to New Delhi Railway Station.
Rohtak Road (Rampura to Mundka)
To decongest the Rohtak Road, the Delhi Government will widen the Railway Bridge on the way from Peeragarhi Chowk to Mangolpuri; develop a proper slip road at Peeragarhi Chowk for the traffic taking left turns on the way from Nangloi to Mangolpuri; widen the slip road at Peeragarhi Chowk from Meera Bagh to Peeragarhi Metro Station; shorten two islands existing near the Peeragarhi Chowk on the way from Mangolpuri to Meera Bagh by 2 to 2½ feet for providing adequate space for traffic going straight towards MeeraBagh, and construct FoB near Peeragarhi Flyover. Besides this, Repair/Carpeting of the main road and service road from Nangloi Chowk Mundka Metro Station and vice versa has also been started and the Iron grill is being provided/repaired on the Central verge from Zakhira to Mundka as needed.
The Delhi Government is also widening the bridge on the drain near Zakhira/Ashoka Park main Metro Station and the bridge on the drain near DTC Depot Nangloi.
Bijwasan-Najafgarh Road (from Kapashera Chowk to Firni Road Najafgarh) (Distance: 16 Kms. approx.)
The Delhi Government will extend the Bijwasan flyover up to Golak Dham Temple on Najafgarh Kapashera Road to make the stretch traffic free.
Outer Ring Road (from Mangolpuri Flyover to MadhubanChowk) (Distance 3 Kms. approx.)
The bottleneck just after the B-Block, Mangolpuri Chowk towards Peeragarhi will be removed. It has been observed that less space for traffic to flow creates a slowdown in the smooth flow. A slip road will be constructed towards Punjabi Bagh
Outer Ring Road (from Mukarba Chowk to Madhuban Chowk) (Distance 3.8Kms. approx.)
The bottleneck at Outer Ring Road will be removed to ensure a smooth flow of traffic. A proposal for widening the road above the Railway Line is also under process. The project consists of two parts. Part-A — Construction of underpass at outer ring road near Mukarba Chowk including the construction of approach road from Badli Junction to Haiderpur Metro Station. Part-B — Improvement of the corridor between Mukarba Chowk to Wazirabad with the construction of a Road on stilts over supplementary drain from MCD, Bhalswa Landfill to Swaroop Nagar.
A skywalk from Pitampura Metro Station to Rohini District Court to decongest Madhuban Chowk intersection will be constructed near MadhubanChowk, on Outer Ring Road as well.
Outer Ring Road (from Chandgi Ram Akhara to Wazirabad) (Distance 3.4 Kms. approx.)
The Delhi Government will construct a Footover Bridge with an escalator in front of Gurudwara Majnu Ka Tila which will help the pilgrims safely cross the road from the opposite colonies.
The service Road from Nirmal Hridya Church to Petrol Pump will be removed to widen the Ring Road at this stretch. A new footpath with 8 ft. height iron grill/ bollards will be constructed to segregate the pedestrians and to prevent motorists from entering the footpath. The service road from Petrol Pump to Majnu Ka Tila Red Light will be removed and the Existing footpath will be shifted towards Petrol Pump Side so that the width of the road can be increased. The Central verge from the foot of Wazirabad flyover up to FOB at Tibetan Colony will be streamlined towards Petrol Pump side so that the width of the road from Wazirabad to Chandgi Ram Akhara carriageway (Yamuna River Side) is increased.
Najafgarh Road (Zakhira Moti Nagar Chowk to Dwarka More)
The Delhi Government has taken up Road carpeting on the entire Najafgarh Road to ease traffic concerns.
Nangloi-Najafgarh Road (from NangloiChowk to Air Force Station Bani Camp Baprola) (Distance 9.2 Kms. approx.)
The Delhi Government is working on carpeting the whole stretch from Nangloi Chowk to Air Force Station Bani Camp Baprola.
Club Road, Punjabi Bagh (Club Road to Jawala Heri) (Distance: 3 Kms. approx.)
8 feet high iron grills will be installed on this road stretch to avoid jaywalking and prevent accidents.
Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg (from Hanuman Setu to Azad Market Chowk)
The Delhi Government has proposed the Construction Of FOB near Exit Gate Old Delhi Railway Station to facilitate crossover movement of a large volume of passengers commuting through Trains and the construction of Parking for E-rickshaws and TSRs which cater to a large number of commuters coming from railways.
It has also proposed the re-designing of T-Point Pul Dufferin; the creation of a traffic island at T-Point after removing the present median created by Jersey barriers and one-way traffic from Pul Dufferin to be directed in two opposite directions towards Old Delhi Railway Station & other towards Pul Mithai.
JLN Marg (from Delhi Gate to Ajmeri Gate)
On the JLN Marg, the Delhi Government has identified the need for a skywalk at Ajmeri Gate Chowk, as there is a huge pedestrian movement being a commercial establishment and New Delhi Railway Station.