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46-km bypass coming soon

A new six to eight lane expressway being planned promises to greatly reduce Delhi?s traffic woes. The 46-km road will connect the four national highways passing through the city.

india Updated: Jan 10, 2006 02:55 IST

A new six to eight lane expressway being planned promises to greatly reduce Delhi’s traffic woes. The 46-km road will connect the four national highways passing through the city.

It will criss-cross a large part of outer Delhi and be a sort of bypass connecting the city to neighbouring states. Result: a vehicle going from, say, Chandigarh to Agra (or from Panipat to Faridabad) will no longer have to pass through the main areas of Delhi.

The construction is likely to start after March, following the approval of the DDA’s technical committee. Officials estimate the project will cost over Rs 250 crore and take around three years to complete.

“This will be a major relief to people in several parts of central, west and south-west areas of the city and will decongest traffic to a great extent,” said Delhi Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia.

To be constructed by the DDA, the road (to be called Urban Extension Road) will also improve connectivity between the sub-cities within Delhi. Officials gave the example of the DDA’s Narela sub-city scheme, which they said had not caught on due to the area's poor connectivity to the rest of Delhi.

The semi-circular road will start from NH-1 near GT Road (to Karnal, Panipat, Amritsar) and lead to Rohini, NH-10 (Rohtak Road), Najafgarh, NH-8 (Rewari Road), Dwarka and ultimately to NH-2 (Mathura-Agra Road).

First Published: Jan 10, 2006 02:55 IST