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Delhi Metro hopes restoration of two-way traffic

delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2009 23:30 IST

Delhi Metro on Tuesday expressed hope that two-way traffic near the Delhi Metro accident site could be restored soon as authorities have managed to reopen the stretch partially.

Vehicular movement, which was suspended near Jamrudpur since Sunday after the mishap, was allowed on two lanes from Moolchand to Nehru Place from this morning, Delhi Metro spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.

He said the Delhi Metro hopes to reopen traffic movement from Nehru Place towards Moolchand by Wednesday.

“The road has been re-carpeted to smoothen the damaged portions. Traffic flow towards Amar Colony has been restored both ways. Fifteen traffic marshals have been deployed to guide traffic,” he said.

Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan inspected the site twice in the day and spoke to officials engaged in debris clearance operations.

A senior police officer said the road has been opened only for the traffic going from Moolchand to Nehru Place. He said only light vehicles are allowed to ply on the route and heavy vehicles will have to take Ring Road. Traffic from Nehru Place to Moolchand has been diverted to Sant Nagar and GK.

Suspension of traffic had created trouble for numerous commuters headed towards Nehru Place yesterday as long queue’s were witnessed in many places like Greater Kailash, Amar Colony, Moolchand and East of Kailash.