The expansion of Barapullah elevated road between Mayur Vihar in east and INA in south may start soon. The public works department (PWD) is giving final touches to its detailed project report. Senior PWD officials said that the DPR would be placed before the Delhi Cabinet in the next few days.
The extension of the existing 4.4kilometre road on either side would directly connect east and south Delhi. Senior PWD engineers said that the expansion of the road would not only reduce travel time, but will also take the pressure off NH-24 and DND Expressway—the two other roads that connect east and south Delhi.
While the extension of Barapullah road up to INA has been in the Delhi government's scheme of things for quite some time, the idea to extend it up to Mayur Vihar was floated before the Commonwealth Games. Delhi desperately needs another bridge across the Yamuna to keep pace with growing population in east Delhi and Noida.
"If the road is extended up to Mayur Vihar, it will decongest the other bridges on Yamuna as well as the stretch from Sarai Kale Khan to Aiims on the Ring Road. This stretch often witnesses huge traffic snarls during peak hours," said a senior PWD engineer.
The PWD is also working on Kalindi Bypass project which will connect Kalindi Colony near Ring Road with Faridabad in Haryana. This will further decongest the Ashram crossing, Ring Road and Mathura Road.
"We are working on a proposal to create a parallel Ring Road along the Yamuna. The plan is to extend Salimgarth Bypass Road, connect it with Barapullah elevated Road, DND flyway and merge it with the proposed Kalindi Bypass," said a senior PWD officer.
"We are also talking with the Noida Toll Bridge Company (which operates the DND flyway) in this regard and have sought their help," he added.