The Barapullah elevated road — that provided ease of movement to athletes and officials from the Commonwealth Games Village in east Delhi to the Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) stadium — will be opened for traffic in the second week of November.
The Public Works Department (PWD) on Thursday finalised the traffic circulation plan for smooth dispersal of vehicles near the
Senior PWD officials said they need to make certain corrections to the road network beyond the JLN Stadium, with the help of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), in order to ensure smooth
movement and proper dispersal of vehicles.
“Traffic on the Barapullah Road has to merge with different roads after the JLN Stadium. A consultant hired to suggest the traffic circulation plan gave us a couple of
options, out of which we approved one,” said secretary, PWD, KK Sharma.
“The changes and corrections will take a week or so. We hope to open the road for traffic in less than two weeks,” Sharma added.
“A team of PWD and MCD officials and the Delhi traffic police is likely to visit the area on Friday to assess the repairs and corrections needed in the median. As soon as the MCD completes the necessary corrections, we will be in a position to allow the traffic to move on Barapullah Road,” said a senior PWD engineer, on condition of anonymity.
The four-kilometre-long, R400-crore Barapullah Elevated Road has come up as a new link between east Delhi and central and south Delhi.
Senior PWD officials said it would help decongest the Ashram crossing, the stretch of Ring Road between the DND Expressway and South Extension and Bhairon Road and Mathura Road.
Officials said while these areas witness traffic snarls during rush hours, the elevated road will reduce travel time between east Delhi and central Delhi to a mere 10-12 minutes.
The PWD will extend this road up to INA in phase two, which is likely to start in a few months.