People travelling to south Delhi areas such as Green Park, Hauz Khas and Chhatarpur from east Delhi may soon have a traffic-free ride. The Delhi government is considering extending the Barapullah elevated road from INA to Chhatarpur.
The move will benefit thousands of people who get stuck in hours-long traffic jams at Green Park, Andheria More, Adchini, Yusuf Sarai and Hauz Khas.
Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit made this announcement at a public rally in Aya Nagar, which falls in the Chhatarpur constituency.
The rally was organised by area MLA Balram Tanwar, who said the chief minister has agreed to connect INA with the Chhatarpur Metro station through an elevated route. “The extension of the Barapullah elevated road till Chhatarpur Metro station will make life easier for commuters. The chief minister has agreed to consider the proposal,” said Tanwar.
“We will consider this project for an early execution and a study will be conducted soon. The connectivity will benefit lakhs of commuters between AIIMS, Dilli Haat and Chhatarpur temple and historical monuments around Qutub Minar,” said Sheila Dikshit.
With an eye on the assembly polls to be held later this year, chief minister Dikshit is out to appease voters. In the rally, she promised to authorise several colonies falling in the ridge area of south Delhi.
“Our government is working to provide relief to colonies that have come up in ridge area and other affluent colonies. We will protect all unauthorised colonies. Not a single house will be demolished,” she promised.
Dikshit also gave a green signal to start development works in south Delhi colonies such as Chhatarpur Enclave, Chhatarpur Complex Paryavaran Complex and Aya Nagar among others.
There are nearly 24 unauthorised colonies in the Chhatarpur constituency, all of which have been regularised.