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Barapulla road opens on Dec 1

delhi Updated: Nov 18, 2010 00:34 IST
HT Correspondent

The Barapulla elevated road near Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium is likely to be thrown open for public on December 1.

Delhi chief secretary Rakesh Mehta said the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has been told to carry out necessary changes along the route that light vehicles take from the foot of the elevated road near JLN Stadium to INA market.

"Initially there was some confusion whether a traffic signal needs to installed near Prem Bari Pul and whether the level crossing at Prem Bari needed to be closed," Mehta said.

He said a traffic signal would be installed about 200 metres before the level crossing for vehicles that will take the newly constructed underpass to reach INA Market.

Mehta, along with a team of engineers of public works department and MCD and traffic police went to Barapullah and inspected the surroundings.

Based on the recommendations of a traffic consultant, the Delhi government had finalised traffic circulation plan for both light vehicles and cars and scooters and heavy vehicles using the Barapulla elevated road.

The route had required some changes and corrections for smooth movement of vehicles. According to PWD engineers, light vehicles going towards INA will have to take Prem Nagar underpass to reach Thyagraja Stadium and then take newly repaired road along the drain to reach INA.

Heavy vehicles, such as buses, will have to take right turn along Fourth Avenue Road to reach Jor Bagh Road and Bhisham Pitamah Marg.

The four-kilometre long R 400 crore Barapullah elevated road has come up as a new link between East Delhi and Central and South Delhi. Senior PWD officials said this new link would help decongest Ashram crossing, the stretch of Ring Road between DND Flyway and South Extension and Bhairon Road and Mathura Road.

PWD engineers said a wall near Kushak Nullah parking is also obstructing smooth movement of vehicles.