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Rakesh Vyas (35) spends more than an hour to reach his factory in Udyog Nagar, an industrial area along National Highway-10 in West Delhi, from his Tri Nagar residence., reports HT Correspondent.delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2009 23:47 IST
Rakesh Vyas (35) spends more than an hour to reach his factory in Udyog Nagar, an industrial area along National Highway-10 in West Delhi, from his Tri Nagar residence.
Most of his travelling time is spent in traffic jams at Nangloi-Sultanpuri intersection.
The opening of Nangloi flyover will benefit thousands of people like Vyas who travel along NH-10. The 1.05-kilometre long flyover on Nangloi-Sultanpuri T-point on Outer Ring Road will be opened for traffic next week.
The six-lane flyover cost the Public Works Department (PWD) Rs 78 crore and took about 22 months to complete.
While the flyover will be opened for traffic next week, it will formally be inaugurated next month.
Nangloi flyover is one among five flyover projects expected to be open for traffic in the next three months.
The flyover at Old Jawahar Lal Nehru Campus on Outer Ring Road in south Delhi and two flyovers in East Delhi — one at Raja Ram Kohli Marg and the other at Shastri Nagar (both along the Marginal Bund Road) — are also expected to be opened in the next couple of months.
The PWD has already opened the underpass at Behra Encalve at Jwalaheri intersection on Outer Ring Road in West Delhi.
Officials said they are giving final touches to the rotary over underpass to make the intersection signal free.
With little over one year to the Commonwealth Games, senior engineers of the PWD department, the agency executing the projects, said they have speeded up the construction of all its projects.
“You will now see a string of flyovers and underpass being commissioned to traffic in the next few months,” a senior PWD official said.
There are 17 under-construction road and flyover projects in Delhi being executed by the PWD.
Completion of these flyovers, said a PWD official, would help in streamlining movement of traffic on various congested traffic intersections in Delhi.