The Delhi Traffic Police have asked Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to come up with a better traffic diversion plan for Ring Road.
The DMRC had recently indicated that Metro construction work on the stretch connecting Bhikaji Cama Place with Hazrat Nizamuddin would barely affect five per cent of city’s traffic. It is part of the 37-km long Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor.
But the traffic police are anticipating major inconvenience. They have asked DMRC to come up with an alternative diversion plan at the busy South Extension market, Vinoba Puri and Ashram.According to traffic police, Metro work will trigger massive snarls on Ring Road, especially at Ashram and Captain Gaur Marg. According to Anil Shukla, additional commissioner of police (traffic), diversions at Ashram and Vinoba Puri are a matter of concern due shortage of space at the construction sites.
Earlier, Delhi Metro had hired a private company (TPA Engineers Consultancy Pvt Ltd) to conduct a survey on Ring Road to ensure minimum obstruction to traffic flow during construction work
Important areas on Ring Road where Metro construction will take place include Azadpur, Shalimar Bagh, Netaji Subhash Place, Shakarpur, Punjabi Bagh West, Rajouri Garden, Mayapuri, Naraina Vihar, Delhi Cantt., Dhaula Kuan, Moti Bagh, Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar, INA, South Extension, Lajpat Nagar and Srinivaspuri.