One more important stretch of road in central Delhi is set to get facelift for Commonwealth Games 2010.
To ensure smooth movement of athletes and team officials between Commonwealth Games Village in east Delhi and Major Dhyan Chand Stadium (National Stadium) in central Delhi, Delhi’s Public Works Department (PWD) will improve the about 1-km long stretch of Bhairon Marg.
Bhairon Marg connects Mathura Road with Ring Road and serves as a major connecting road between central Delhi and east Delhi. It has Pragati Maidan on one side and Old Fort on the other.
According to the plan, the existing road would be turned into a four-lane one-way road and cater to Ring Road-bound traffic coming from Mathura Road.
For traffic going towards Mathura Road from Ring Road, the existing semi-circular road behind Pragati Maidan bus depot would be developed into a four-lane carriageway, a senior PWD official said. Officials said this new arrangement would ease traffic flow on this stretch and help overcoming the existing problem of jams.
Both carriageways would also have separate cycle tracks and pathways. The existing pedestrian subway and underpass would be integrated for pedestrian use and would be decorated with tall bamboos.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to the project.
Work would commence in November 2009 and is likely to be completed in eight months.