Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday laid the foundation stone for a corridor between Mangolpuri and Madhuban Chowk on Outer Ring Road. The project will cost R423 crore.
She said the government has provided Rs 1,500 crore for the repair of 647 roads with combined length of 802 km and Rs 2200 crore for the development of a corridor from Vikaspuri to Wazirabad to make it signal-free with the construction of seven flyovers and elevated roads.
This signal-free section from Vikaspuri to Wazirabad will be further integrated with the signature bridge. Dikshit also said that the roads transferred from the MCD are in bad shape and not motorable. The government has decided to turn them into convenient motorable roads in an attempt to provide all weather roads across Delhi.
Union Minister Kapil Sibal, Delhi ministers Raj Kumar Chauhan and Kiran Walia, MLAs and officials were present on the occasion. Dikshit stated that the corridor between Mangolpuri to Madhuban Chowk would have a length of around 4km, of which around 2.6km will be elevated. The elevated portion will start before Som Vihar Chowk and after Deepali Chowk. The intersections such as Som Vihar Chowk, Pitampura Police Line Chowk, Rohini T Junction, Deepali Chowk will become signal-free.
The localities around Mangolpuri, Pitampura, Rohini Sector 3 to 8 and Saraswati Vihar would be benefitted by the new infrastructure.