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Cloverleaves at Akshardham, crossing will turn signal-free

Two summers more and a major traffic bottleneck on NH-24 at the Akshardham crossing will be an easy to negotiate signal-free junction. Nivedita Khandekar reports.

delhi Updated: May 23, 2008 02:56 IST
Nivedita Khandekar

Two summers more and a major traffic bottleneck on NH-24 at the Akshardham crossing will be an easy to negotiate signal-free junction. It would enable commuters from all directions to turn right on respective cloverleaves to the existing flyover.

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has in principle agreed for a revamp of the junction with plans to add three cloverleaves, slipways and a pedestrian subway opening on all four sides. This would specially benefit motorists coming in from Noida and going towards Ghazipur, and those headed towards Vikas Marg Chungi from Ghazipur crossing.

The proposal, with the DDA’s technical committee now, will be sent to the Delhi Urban Arts Commission for a final nod, DDA officials said.

“This is a major long-term traffic management measure and the signal-free junction will help smoothen traffic on the stretch between Nizamuddin T-point and Ghaziabad border on the NH 24,” traffic officials said.

The additional facilities would come up before the Commonwealth Games without disturbing either the existing flyover or the under-construction Metro line to Noida running parallel to it, sources said.