Delhi Public Works Department Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan on Tuesday opened to traffic the 715-metres-long Shastri Nagar (Pushta Road) flyover that has been constructed at a cost of Rs.108 crore and would provide free movement of traffic from ITO Chungi to Gandhi Nagar.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Chauhan said the entire route from ITO Chungi to Gandhi Nagar would become signal-free later this month as Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit would be inaugurating the Raja Ram Kohli Marg flyover and Geeta Colony flyovers on November 15 and would then be opening the ITO Chungi grade separator and the Shastri Park flyover on November 20. Thereafter, he said, the flyover being built at Nelson Mandela Marg would be inaugurated next on December 10.
Mr. Chauhan said all the projects connected with the Commonwealth Games would be completed well before the international sporting event. In view of the traffic congestion at Geeta Colony, he said, it has been decided that two more flyovers would be constructed there to smoothen the traffic movement.
As for the Shastri Nagar flyover, Mr. Chauhan informed that it has six lanes for vehicles and separate tracks for cycles and pedestrians. He further informed that slip roads from Geeta Colony to Disused Canal and from Disused Canal to ITO Chungi have already been opened to the general public. Besides, for easing flow of traffic from ITO Chungi to Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Loop I has also been opened at the flyover.
The Minister said all the projects would be opened to the general public immediately on their completion.