Barapullah Nallah road to open on Tuesday
The much-awaited opening of the elevated Barapullah Nallah road, which connects Sarai Kale Khan to Jawaharlal Nehru Marg near Lodhi Colony, has been delayed once again. HT reportsdelhi Updated: Dec 04, 2010 01:50 IST
The much-awaited opening of the elevated Barapullah Nallah road, which connects Sarai Kale Khan to Jawaharlal Nehru Marg near Lodhi Colony, has been delayed once again.
According to the officials, the four-km stretch that was to open on December 1 will now be opened for public use on December 7. The delay has been caused due to modifications required to make the road traffic-friendly.
"A low wall in the middle of the road had to be demolished by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and a new slab had to be put in. This is what caused the delay in the opening," said PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan.
The minister also said that except buses heavy vehicles will not be allowed on the elevated road. "Heavy vehicles will be barred from using the road to ensure smooth flow of traffic. The traffic police wanted us restrict the movement of heavy vehicles so that the road does not become crowded," Chauhan said.
Barapullah Nallah road is the first elevated road in the city. It was used to ferry athletes and Games officials between the Games Village and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the Commonwealth Games in October.
The road is crucial for residents of east and south Delhi, as it drastically cuts down the travel time between the two areas. At present, travelling from Sarai Kale Khan to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium takes about 40 minutes. After the elevated stretch is opened, it is expected to take less than 10 minutes to commute between the two places.
Once opened, the road is also expected to decongest the DND flyway.
According to MCD officials, the work on the boundary wall along the road is still under construction. "We will finish the work by the end of this month, but it will not interfere with the opening of the road," said a MCD official.