Soon, passengers driving to Delhi’s domestic airport will enjoy a smooth ride.
A new underpass has come up at the Dwarka roundabout near the domestic terminals of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The roundabout used to be a traffic bottleneck with vehicles bound towards Dwarka and those coming from the domestic airport clashing with each other.
To avoid the problem and segregate traffic towards Dwarka and from the airport, the Delhi Traffic Police had closed the direct link from the airport to NH-8 sometime ago. With the new underpass now ready, passengers wouldn't have to take a long detour anymore.
The 520 metre long underpass at the Dwarka roundabout is being built by the Delhi Development Authority at a cost of about R100 crore. Already delayed by months, the authority is now trying to open the underpass to public before the Commonwealth Games begins.
“The underpass is ready and we will shortly have trial runs there,” said DDA spokesperson Neemo Dhar. “"The underpass will be opened for public use soon but a date has not been finalised yet.”
With the underpass in place, Dwarka bound traffic will now get a segregated route. Passengers headed towards
the airport, however, might have to face a traffic signal at the junction.