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Delhi Govt to go on foundation laying, inauguration spree

The foundation stones in particular would be timed in a way so that all the projects are completed before the Commonwealth Games, reports Amitabh Shukla.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2007 22:06 IST

Delhi government would go on a foundation laying and inauguration spree of flyovers and hospitals in the next few weeks before the model code of conduct for the MCD elections is imposed in the city.

The foundation stones in particular would be timed in a way so that all the projects are completed before the Commonwealth Games. "We have a little over three years to go for the Games in 2010 and our endeavour would be to complete all the projects ahead of the event," said Delhi Urban Development and PWD minister AK Walia.

The inaugurations would be of a new road on the disused canal to connect Karkardooma with the Marginal Bund pushta road. One side of the road would be opened for traffic anytime now. The road would considerably lessen the burden on Vikas Marg, east Delhi. New wards in Sanjay Gandhi and LNJP hospitals too would be inaugurated.

The major focus would be to start the construction of projects so that they are completed in mid 2010. Some of these are Shastri Park underpass, Mangolpuri flyover, flyover at Raja Ram Kohli Marg, Shastri Park - Pushta road junction flyover, Munirka flyover, Flyover on Outer Ring Road at Rao Tula Ram Marg, ISBT Anand Vihar and Gazipur flyover etc.

"We have done the spadework for all these projects and construction would commence soon after the foundation stone laying ceremony," said Walia.

The other projects which are to start in the next couple of months include Nangloi - NH 10 flyover, Azadpur flyover, Behra Enclave underpass, Shyamlal College - GT road flyover, Apsara Border flyover, elevated east-west corridor, ITO chungi - Vikas Marg underpass etc.

The recycling of Mehrauli- Gurgaon road, and widening of the NH-24 which leads from Nizamuddin Bridge to UP border are other projects which will be started in the next few days.

"We have started a reverse clock system wherein the dates for inauguration and completion of the projects would be strictly monitored," added Walia.

Email Amitabh Shukla: ashukla@hindustantimes.com