The traffic in south Delhi areas is set to ease with the Delhi government scheduled to open three loops of the Barapullah flyover on Sunday.
Residents of areas such as Maharani Bagh, Siddhartha Extension, Friends colony and Sarita Vihar will benefit from the new stretches and they can use these loops to go to go to Aurobindo Marg instead of using Ring Road.
Also, motorists coming from Noida will not have to use the congested Ring Road to go to south Delhi and can from Sunday use the signal free corridor instead.
“We will inaugurate three loops on the Barapullah, which will immensely help in reducing the traffic congestion in south Delhi. The main loop is the one that starts from Siddhartha Extension. People coming from Ashram Chowk can use this loop to go towards Aurobindo Marg and avoid the Ring Road. Those coming from DND can use the loop to go directly towards INA, instead of travelling through the Ring Road. This will reduce travel time by 30 minutes,” said a PWD official.
PWD minister Satyendar Jain said that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will formally inaugurate the loops on Sunday. The loops at present are open for traffic and PWD has been conducting trail runs on it.
The Ring Road stretch from Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to Sarai Kale Khan has also been decongested. The PWD has constructed another loop for buses going to ISBT Sarai Kale Khan so that they can directly reach the bus stand thereby decongesting the Ring Road stretch near Sarai Kale Khan. This loop, however, will not be operational immediately as it will be connected to the Sarai Kale Khan bus terminus which is under construction.
Another small ramp near Jangpura will facilitate the traffic coming from INA or JLN Stadium and going towards CGO complex, Lodhi road and ITO. The traffic coming from INA will go directly to CGO complex via Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, thereby decongesting Lodhi Road and Aurobindo Marg.
These loops are part of Phase-2 of Barapullah. Phase-3, which will extend the Barapullah flyover to Mayur Vihar Phase-1, is still under construction.