Work on the much-delayed Kalindi bypass has started once again.
The road is expected to provide relief to commuters traveling from Faridabad to Delhi and decongest Mathura Road and the Ashram intersection.
Delhi PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan said on Sunday that work on the Kalindi bypass has started again after necessary approval from agencies concerned.
Chauhan said the total length of the Kalindi bypass is 42.5 km and it extends from Maharani Bagh to Faridabad.
Work on the project first started in 2003 but got stalled in 2005 after the UP government refused to part with some land required for the project, said a senior PWD official who didn’t wish to be named.
The bypass will allow free flow of traffic from Maharani Bagh to Faridabad, avoiding the congested stretch near Badarpur.
With the bypass taking care of inter-city traffic, the busy Ashram intersection will only have to cater to local traffic.
Chauhan said 2.8 kms have already been constructed and for the remaining part of the road, necessary permission is being sought.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 200 crore and the project will be completed in two phases.
In the first phase, the 6.3 km-km-stretch from Maharani Bagh to Kalindi Kunj will be constructed and in the second phase the 9.2 km. part from Kalindi Kunj to Faridabad.
The bypass will also prove beneficial to commuters traveling between Noida and Faridabad as they will be able to avoid congested areas of Delhi.