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PWD opens 2nd Ring Road Bypass carriageway

The Public Works Department (PWD) on Thursday opened the second carriageway of its ambitious Ring Road Bypass, which the agency claims will allow signal-free smooth flow of traffic from north-to-south and south-to-north Delhi from Salim Garh Fort to IGI Stadium near ITO.

delhi Updated: Sep 09, 2010 23:55 IST
HT Correspondent

The Public Works Department (PWD) on Thursday opened the second carriageway of its ambitious Ring Road Bypass, which the agency claims will allow signal-free smooth flow of traffic from north-to-south and south-to-north Delhi from Salim Garh Fort to IGI Stadium near ITO.

With the opening of the second carriageway, the Ring Road Bypass will enable easy access to east Delhi from both north and south Delhi via the Geeta Colony Bridge.

The first carriageway was opened on August 26. The authorities hope that the Bypass will be the much-needed solution for the bottleneck on the Ring Road between Red Fort & Salim Garh Fort and would de-congest the traffic on ring road near the samadhi areas, frequented by VIPs regularly.

The PWD had started construction of this project — 5.55 kms long — in December 2008 and spent Rs 654 crore on it.