Improved roads and more six-lane flyovers are the MCD’s answer to Delhi’s increasing traffic problems. It will be executing nine new projects worth Rs. 966.52 crore under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
The projects were cleared in a Works Committee meeting of the MCD. They include improving the 47-km long lane in Okhla industrial area and providing a parking-cum-road at the Nauroji Nagar Nallah from Africa Avenue to the Ring Road, which alone will cost cost Rs. 233 crore.
These projects also include providing ready-mix concrete pavements in Rohini, a few areas in central and south Delhi, Najafgarh and Narela. Two six lane flyovers will also be constructed by them including a 525-metre six-lane carriageway flyover on Upper Ridge Road.
They will also build two six-lane divided underpasses, one on Shankar Road and the other from Vande Mataram Marg to Faiz Road. “All these schemes mainly focus on improving the traffic situation in the city,” said Jagdish Mamgain, chairman of Works Committee of the MCD.
To facilitate pedestrian movement at busy intersections on 80-100 feet wide roads, the MCD also plans to build 20 foot overbridges that will cost the exchequer Rs. 17.5 crore.