Delhi’s first-ever elevated corridor --- the Barapullah flyover --- commissioned during the Commonwealth Games, is all set to spread its arms.
The elevated road from Sarai Kale Khan to Nehru Stadium -- built over the Barapullah drain at a cost of Rs.498 crore in the phase 1-- will now be extended till Aurobindo Marg in phase 2.
Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday laid the foundation for the extension of the elevated Barapullah flyover in a function organised at Sarai Kale Khan near Sundial.
It will have six additional loops connecting Ashram, INA Market, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg and the DND flyway to the corridor, said officials.
Work on Barapullah phase 2 is likely to start within a few days. Tenders for the project were floated in early December.
“The extension under the phase 2 would cost Rs.530 crore,” said a Delhi government official.
Dikshit said, “The extension of the Barapullah elevated flyover will prove to be another feather in the crown of Delhi’s infrastructure. The government has, in principle, also agreed to extend the elevated road from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar in the third phase.”
The extension between Sarai Kale Khan and INA Market at Aurobindo Marg has already been given the go-ahead by the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) (UTTIPEC) and Archeological Survey of India (ASI).
The 3.98 km-long extended elevated road will have a dual carriageway of nine metres each. A total of six loops will be constructed to provide connectivity from Barapullah Elevated Road to Ashram, from Siddharth Enclave to Barapullah Elevated Road, from Lala Lajpat Rai Marg into the elevated corridor to Aurobindo Marg, near Sanchar Bhawan for movement from elevated corridor to Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, and at Thyagraj Stadium for movement into the elevated corridor to Sarai Kale Khan.