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2010 Games: Flyovers for better traffic flow in Delhi

delhi Updated: Oct 23, 2009 16:57 IST

As part of efforts to smoothen the traffic flow in the capital ahead of the Commonwealth Games next year, MCD is constructing flyovers on two busy stretches in West and Central Delhi using latest technology.

About 40 per cent work of the construction of a flyover, covering a distance of 1.62 kms from Filmistan to St Stephens hospital, has been completed, city Mayor Kanwar Sain told reporters during a site inspection visit in New Delhi.

Work is also on for a flyover at the Dabri intersection of Pankha road to the road leading to Dwarka.

"One way of flyover from Filmistan to St Stephens on Rani Jhasni Road will be completed before October 2010. Rs 177 crore has been earmarked for the project and most of the funding is being given by the Delhi government," MCD's Engineer-in-Chief Ravi Dass told PTI.

However, the project is facing difficulties as a railway owned land falls in between the construction site.

"Railway is asking for commercial rates while we are ready to pay market rates. So, we are planning to meet Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and are confident of sorting out the problem," a senior MCD official said.

On Pankha Road, a six-lane straight carriageway will be constructed by June 2010 with the use of latest "stitch concreting" method, rarely used for building a flyover.