Commuters facing traffic snarl while travelling on Delhi-Noida link road will find major relief as newly constructed flyover at Mayur Vihar 1 will open for commuters from Friday. This much-awaited flyover have been delayed several times since the construction started in 2015.
A K Gupta, a Public Works Department (PWD) official who was supervising the project, talking to City Spidey confirmed that the construction has been completed around one month back and remaining finishing works have been completed last week.
The newly constructed flyover will be parallel to an existing flyover at the same location. Commuters used to face huge traffic congestion at the stretch during peak hours.
The Delhi government informed that the 800-metre long flyover will ease the traffic between Noida and Akshardham. With this new flyover, the vehicle moving towards Noida will not require the U-turn. They would directly connect to the flyover.
The flyover will be a big relief to the commuters moving from Mayur Vihar Phase 1 to Delhi-Noida link road as it was blocked since the time construction of flyover started.
A Delhi government official said, “The flyover to be thrown open for commuters by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at 4 pm on January 25.”
With this flyover, the commuters will have a signal-free ride from Noida Gate to Akshardham, Geeta Colony and ITO.
The cost of construction of the flyover have been approximately Rs 50 crore. It is a part of the government’s ambitious Barapullah Phase 3 project which aims to connect Mayur Vihar Phase 1 with Sarai Kale Khan in South Delhi.
The project is presently running behind schedule due to land acquisition issues. The deadline to complete the project was September 2017. It was then extended to February 2018. However, it has again missed the deadline as the construction of two loops is yet to be completed.
Now, the deadline has been revised to December 2018. “At present, the finishing works such as installation of street lights and painting of crash barriers are going on. These works will be finished ahead of the inauguration date,” added Gupta.