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PWD to study ITO decongestion plan

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 18, 2012
First Published: 23:56 IST(18/10/2012) | Last Updated: 23:59 IST(18/10/2012)

Taking one step further to decongest ITO crossing and its surrounding areas, the public works department has decided to explore the possibility if a proposal submitted by one its previous engineers can be implemented.

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Senior PWD officials said they had decided to appoint a consultant to look into the feasibility of the proposal prepared by former PWD chief engineer BK Chugh.

"We will take up the study now," PWD secretary Nutan Guha Biswas said. "The study report will later be sent to UTTIPEC for approval."

The proposal submitted by the former chief engineer entails construction of three clover leaves and one-way movement on some roads to ensure signal-free movement on the main ITO crossing and traffic intersection near Vikas Minar. However, there is no provision for a flyover. 

According to the proposal, the vehicles coming from Noida and East Delhi will have to take two clover leaves - one that would connect Vikas Marg with Tilak Marg and another between Tilak Marg and Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg - to reach central Delhi.

The clover leaf between Vikas Marg and Tilak Marg will be constructed after covering a drain behind Vikas Bhawan.

The vehicles going towards east Delhi would run along on Vikas Marg, which has been proposed to be made one way.

Another clover leaf would be constructed between Kotla Marg and Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg.

The consultant will study the traffic pattern and number and do soil testing and other technical works. He will have to submit the report in six months, an official said.


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