Delhi traffic snarls start in Ghaziabad

Encroachments in Ghaziabad are causing traffic jams in Delhi. As a result, the Delhi government's public works department has asked the Municipal Corporation of Ghaziabad to remove illegal constructions and encroachments on the other side of the border near Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminal.
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Updated on Jun 30, 2010 12:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Encroachments in Ghaziabad are causing traffic jams in Delhi. As a result, the Delhi government's public works department has asked the Municipal Corporation of Ghaziabad to remove illegal constructions and encroachments on the other side of the border near Anand Vihar Inter State Bus Terminal.

In a letter to the municipal commissioner of Ghaziabad, a senior public works department (PWD) engineer has said unnecessary traffic snarls are delaying the PWD's plan to widen Road no 56, to be used by athletes to travel between the Commonwealth Games Village and Yamuna Sports Complex during the Games . Road No. 56 serves as border between Delhi and Ghaziabad.

"There are several kiosks, illegal constructions and unauthorised parking lots of auto-rickshaws on the other side of the border, which obstruct vehicles turning towards Ghaziabad from Road No. 56," a senior PWD engineer said.

Ghaziabad municipal commissioner Basant Lal said, "We have already removed the tempo stand and razed a police chowki built next to the road. We informed the district magistrate about a small temple which is built next to the road."

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