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New opening date for link road to T3: Nov 23

Central Spine, which originates in Mahipalpur and leads to Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, will now be open only on November 23.

delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2010 01:08 IST
Faizan Haider

Central Spine, which originates in Mahipalpur and leads to Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport, will now be open only on November 23.

This link road, which connects Mahipalpur with the approach road to T3, was supposed to open on Wednesday.

"A lot of work is pending. Traffic lights are yet to be installed at few places and without that the road cannot be opened for traffic," said a traffic police official, who wished to remain unnamed, as he is not authorised to speak to media.

Central Spine and Northern Access Road - connecting Dwarka with the T3 approach road - are two new link roads that would considerably cut down the travelling time for traffic coming from the city.

The link roads were initially supposed to be made operational on November 14, but DIAL could only open one carriageway of the Northern Access Road on the date.

DIAL blamed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) for the delay. "The DDA is in the process of finishing crucial civic work such as modification of the existing median and black topping of the carriageway," said a DIAL spokesperson.

"All other works are complete on Central Spine and the second carriageway of Northern Access Road at the NSG Junction, which will carry traffic from T3 to Delhi city," he claimed.

The deadline for completion of traffic signal works at NSG Junction is November 23.

"Once the Northern Access Road gets fully operational, traffic to and from west Delhi can proceed to T3 without having to get on to National Highway 8. After it is commissioned, commuters would be able to avoid the congested stretch of NH8," the spokesperson said.