The Expenditure Finance Committee of the Delhi Government on Friday cleared three proposals related to road projects of the Public Works Department amounting to Rs. 44.5 crore that would help in easing congestion in various parts of the city.

Finance Minister A.K. Walia, who chaired the EFC meeting, said one of the projects related to construction of a new service road and drain along National Highway 10(Delhi-Rohtak Road). He said the project would cost Rs.23.92 crore and would be completed within six months.

National Highway 10 that goes from Delhi to Haryana and then up to Fazilka in Punjab caters to very high traffic volume that is heterogeneous and comprises very heavy vehicles. The existence of Ordinance Depot at Shakurbasti also increases the importance of this road.

As the service road and drain had got damaged at some places, it was decided to construct and repair them.

Dr. Walia said the PWD would also construct a four-lane bridge close on Barapullah Nullah on Ring Road and near Sarai Kale Khan ISBT to provide free and smooth flow of traffic in this area. For improving the movement of vehicular traffic, the bridge would also be widened from the present four lanes to eight lanes. This would also help in overcoming the disparity on the road which has six lanes on one side and two on the other.

The entire project would cost Rs.8.91 crore and work on it would be completed within six months. Dr. Walia said that with the construction of the four lane bridge near Barapullah Nullah, Ring Road near Sarai Kale Khan ISBT would become uniform on both sides and would be helpful in easy movement of traffic during the Commonwealth Games.

Finally, a sum of Rs.11.53 crore has also been sanctioned for strengthening of both sides of Link Road and Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road. It will make the road smooth and safe for riding and is expected to also prevent accidents.

The meeting was informed that the cracks and potholes had developed along the length of the road after the rainy season which was becoming a cause for accidents.

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