Govt mulls a parallel flyover, to survey area
With so much confusion and controversy surrounding the RTR flyover, Delhi government has decided to explore the possibility of constructing a parallel flyover along the existing single-carriageway flyover.
Delhi PWD Rajkumar Chauhan said the department has been told to survey the area on either side of the flyover to see if there was enough space for another carriageway.
Without getting into the controversy whether local residents influenced the authorities to drop the double carriageway flyover, Chauhan said single-carriageway flyover was indeed wrongly planned and there was an urgent need to make corrections.
"I have told the department to get a survey done by RITES and explore possibility to construct another flyover parallel to the existing one," Chauhan said.
Chauhan recently carried out an inspection of the flyover with a team of senior PWD engineers to assess the situation.
The seven-kilometre long IIT Gate-Rao Tula Ram Marg stretch of outer ring road is one of the busiest arterial roads in Delhi.
The road not just connects several south Delhi colonies with the airport and west Delhi, it also provides connectivity to motorists travelling between the satellite towns of Noida and Gurgaon.
The single carriageway flyover at RTR is part of three flyovers constructed on this stretch with an aim to make the stretch signal-free.
Opened ahead of the Commonwealth Games, the three flyovers, however, failed to provide any relief to motorists.