The new Keshav Puram road under-bridge constructed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi would be thrown open to the public on October 16.

The announcement was made by MCD Standing Committee chairman Ram Kishan Singhal this week after he undertook an inspection of the under-bridge to take stock of the construction work.

Mr. Singhal was accompanied by Municipal Commissioner K. S. Mehra, Engineer-in-Chief Ravi Dass and other senior officials. “The Keshav Puram road under-bridge is being given finishing touches and would be formally opened to the public on October 16. I have directed the engineers that the remaining work should be completed in a time-bound manner within a period of 30 days and be dedicated to public on the eve of Diwali,” said Mr. Singhal.

The under-bridge would provide the much-needed relief to the residents, shopkeepers, shoppers, traders and public in a number of colonies and areas in North Delhi including Pitampura, Rohini, Ranibagh, Rajdhani Enclave, Shalimar Bagh, Prembadi and Shakurpur among others.

Mr. Singhal said: “At present this part of the city experiences traffic congestion resulting in perennial traffic jams but with the construction of this under-bridge, lakhs of citizens would be saved from inconvenience.”

The total cost of the construction has come to Rs.34 crore which would be shared equally between the Railways and the MCD.

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