Travel by road from Anand Vihar ISBT to Kalyanpuri is all set to become smoother and faster from Sunday when both the carriageways of Telco Road No 56 flyover would be thrown open to the traffic.

The flyover along Road No. 56 has been constructed at the intersection with Road No. 57 to provide uninterrupted movement of the straight-going traffic on the road that connects Ghazipur crossing on NH-24 bypass to the Apsara Border crossing on the GT Road.

During the Commonwealth Games, this flyover would play an important role as it would be used for ferrying players and officials from the Commonwealth Games Village to the Yamuna Sports Complex.

The 690-metre long flyover that has been constructed at a cost of Rs 205.62 crore would also help segregate the traffic in East Delhi. The T-point on which the flyover has come up receives heavy traffic from ISBT Anand Vihar, Patparganj Industrial Area, Ghaziabad, Noida and Ghazipur and registers about 13,000 passenger car units per hour during the peak time.

The Public Works Department of Delhi Government has constructed this flyover along with the three-level grade separators at Ghazipur intersection on NH-24 bypass and at the crossing of the GT Road and Road No. 56 to provide faster and interruption free travel to road users along Road No. 56 in East Delhi.

Delhi Development Minister Rajkumar Chauhan said the corridor improvement project along Road No. 56 consists of five small projects. Besides the three flyover projects, widening of existing rail-over-bridge near Anand Vihar from four to eight lanes has been undertaken. Similarly, the bridge on Trunk Drain No 2 on Road 57 is being widened from four to eight lanes.

Three foot-over-bridges are also proposed to be constructed on Road No 56 near EDM, ISBT and Ramprastha.

Additional work of widening of bridges on Road 58-A and Road 71 from four lanes to six lanes and of widening of the road in front of ISBT Anand Vihar from six lanes to eight lanes has also been undertaken to improve the connectivity to Yamuna Sports Complex, Mr. Chauhan said.

Stating that three out of the four additional bridges on Road 58-A and Road 71 would be opened to traffic within the next two to three days, the Minister said the work on the rail-over-bridge near Apsara border is also at an advanced stage of completion.

“Constant monitoring is being done to accelerate the pace of work,” he said, adding that, “we are confident that the visitors during the Games would be able to carry a good impression about the city which has come to be known as the ‘city of flyovers'.”

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