The new bridge over the canal near Sahyog and Hindustan Times apartments has been blocked, forcing residents to take the narrow road parallel to the Metro track to get to Delhi-Noida link road.
Exit from the new bridge over the canal near Sahyog Apartments in Mayur Vihar Phase I has been blocked. This is because of construction work on the third phase of the Barapullah flyover. As a result, those commuting from Mayur Vihar Phase I to Noida will have to go back to using the congested road parallel to the Metro track to get to the Delhi-Noida link road. Commuters will have to take this alternative route for the next six months or so, till construction work is completed.
However, those coming from Akshardham towards Mayur Vihar Phase I will still be able to use the bridge, as the entry has not been blocked.
Residents are unhappy that they will have to resume using the congested road, as it is not broad or well managed enough to handle the volume of traffic it will get. Also, haphazardly parked autos, rickshaws, Metro feeder buses and parked cars on either side of the road makes the traffic situation worse.
“The inauguration of the bridge in January had come as such a relief," said JP Sharma, general secretary of the federation of Mayur Vihar CGHS. "Now I'm dreading going back to the badly managed road every day. But we don't have a choice."
Manoj Trivedi, the PWD official in charge of Mayur Vihar area, told City Spidey a new road will be developed to cater to resident problems. “Part of the area of the planned road falls under the jurisdiction of the Delhi government's irrigation department. "If the department agrees, we will cover part of the canal and develop a bylane that connects to the Mayur Vihar area,” Trivedi said.
This has come as happy news to residents of housing societies in the area, who are now hopeful that after six months, they will not only have better commuting options but also a more developed area.