Motorists might once again face trouble with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) taking up the final phase of constructing two subways and creation of ducts on the Outer Circle.The civic agency has already submitted a plan to the Delhi traffic police for approval. Once they get the nod from the traffic police, work on connecting the inner side and the outer side of the subways will start.
“One third of the subway construction work on Outer Circle has already been completed and the rest is being done now. We only need to connect the inner side of the outer circle with the outer side. We might need to restrict the movement of vehicles. It will not affect traffic movement or create traffic jams,” said a senior NDMC official. From eight subways that were proposed to be constructed on Outer Circle, the civic agency is now constructing only two—one at Barakhamba and another in front of Gopal Das building. For the five existing subways that are being re-modelled, the civic agency is yet to install ramps and escalators.
The civic agency claims it will complete the service development work by April 30 so that pedestrians and motorists do not face any inconvenience. A review meeting was held on Monday and the contractor has been asked to stick to the deadline. The restoration of Connaught Place has seen several missed deadlines.