Drive to-and-fro IGI on RTR flyover from Sunday
If you live in south Delhi and have to catch a flight today, leave at least four hours before the scheduled departure. HT reports.delhi Updated: Dec 10, 2010 23:36 IST
If you live in south Delhi and have to catch a flight today, leave at least four hours before the scheduled departure.
The reason: the Rao Tula Ram (RTR) Marg flyover on outer Ring Road will be closed for renovation from Saturday noon to Sunday.
As a result, traffic moving from south Delhi to the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport and areas like Dwarka and Gurgaon will be worst affected. Delhi traffic police said the flyover will be reopened around noon on Sunday.
"The Public Works Department wants to carry out some construction on the flyover. We plan to open both the carriageways from Sunday. Traffic both from and to the
IGI airport will then be allowed on the flyover, easing congestion below it," said Satyendra Garg, joint commissioner of police (traffic).
Police said that only light vehicles and two wheelers would be allowed to ply on it once it is open. Buses and heavy goods vehicles will have to take the road below the flyover.
"It is going to ease traffic congestion at Rao Tula Ram Marg to a large extent, as all vehicles coming from Dwarka, Gurgaon and IGI airport will be using the carriageway," said the officer.
The flyover was a part of a string of flyovers that were opened on the outer Ring Road in October 2009. But the last flyover in the chain — the Rao Tula Ram flyover — was the lone carriageway meant for traffic coming from Gurgaon and the airport.
So, while traffic would just zoom down first two flyovers, vehicles were getting stuck at this flyover. The traffic police then reversed the plan and made it functional for vehicles from the opposite direction.