The construction of the Barapullah elevated road connecting East Delhi with South Delhi will help save fuel worth Rs 100 crore annually, Delhi Government PWD today said.
"According to an estimate, this road will help in saving fuel worth Rs 100 crore yearly," the PWD said in a press release without giving details of the estimate.
The four-km-long corridor, the first such stretch in the city was constructed to ferry athletes and CWG officials between the Games Village near Sarai Kale Khan in East Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium during the Commonwealth Games in October last year.
Officials said 60,000 vehicles use this road everyday at present.
After construction of the road, a can reach South Delhi from Sarai Kale Khan within six-seven minutes using the elevated road which otherwise would have taken nearly 40 minutes.
Meanwhile PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan today chaired a meeting to finalise various upcoming projects.
Chauhan said the Barapullah elevated road will be extended to INA Market in the second phase expansion which will help decongest the Ring road.
He also said that the government is mulling connecting Mayur Vihar with Barapulla in the third phase expansion so that commuting between East and South Delhi areas becomes easier.
Officials said work on the proposed signal free road from Janak Puri to Wazirabad will be started soon after completing all the required formalities.
They said three flyovers will also be constructed near Bhalaswa, Mukundpur and Burari crossings.