Traffic movement on the busy stretch of Outer Ring Road in south Delhi, between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus and Munirka, is all set to improve.
Delhi's Public Works Department (PWD) has opened one of the three new flyovers on Outer Ring Road, which covers Africa Avenue and Aruna Asaf Ali Marg near IIT Campus, for traffic.
The three-flyovers, including the one at Nelson Mandela Marg and one at Rao Tula Ram Marg, are the most crucial flyover projects in wake of the commonwealth Games 2010.
The three flyovers flyovers will facilitate non-stop movement to athlete and officials of 72 participating countries between the Indira Gandhi International Airport and upcoming Commonwealth Games village in East Delhi during the Games in October 2010.
“The structural construction of the other two flyovers (at Nelson Mandela Marg and Rao Tula Ram Marg) is almost complete. We hope to open those two flyovers for traffic by end of October 2009,” said A.K.Sinha, principal chief engineer, PWD.
Sinha said the 1,200-metre Munirka flyover, which covers three important traffic intersections, Vivekanand Marg, Nelson Mandela Marg and Poorvi Marg, was to be opened first.
"But the Delhi Board has yet to fix the drain flowing along the flyover. We hope that the problem will be sorted out soon." Said Sinha.
The PWD will also open three flyover projects in East Delhi in next couple of months. Sinha said the underpass at ITO Chungui is almost complete and will be commissioned for traffic on August 25. "We will initially open the underpass and two of the four clover-leaves. The remaining two-clover leaves will be opened in next couple of months," said Sinha.
The underpass and cloverleaves will make ITO Chungi intersection signal free. The project will be a great boon for the residents of East Delhi, who now spend more than half an hour at the intersection during peak hours.
The flyover at Shastri Nagar Pushta and Raja Ram Kohli Marg will be commissioned in the next two months.
The projects will ease traffic between East Delhi and North Delhi.