A decision on constructing three new foot over-bridges and one subway in the trans-Yamuna area was taken by Delhi Urban Development and Finance Minister A. K. Walia during a meeting with Delhi Education Minister and Gandhi Nagar MLA Arvinder Singh Lovely and senior officials from various departments on Monday.
During the meeting, Dr. Walia said the pace of developmental works would be accelerated all over the trans-Yamuna area. Mr. Lovely made a fervent appeal for reviving the projects that had been stalled.
It was then decided that three foot over-bridges and one subway would be constructed in the area. One of these foot over-bridges would be constructed at the Seelampur metro station on the eight-lane road outside it at a cost of Rs.2.40 crore. This would be a project that has been revived since people were finding it difficult to cross the 150-foot-wide road and the chances of accident had increased.
Apart from this, a foot over-bridge would be constructed by the Public Works Department at School Block near the rail over-bridge. Yet another foot over-bridge would be constructed at Mandawali in South Ganesh Nagar near the Madhuban rail under-bridge.
The meeting was also informed that the sub-committee had approved construction of a subway at Kailash Nagar and the matter was being sent to main committee for approval. In this case, the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department would be requested to hand over part of its land near old Yamuna Bridge for widening of the Pushta Road.
Then it was stated that the Urban Development Department had approved the laying of water pipelines in that 50 per cent part of Buland Masjid unauthorised colony, which has come up on private land. Furthermore, Rs.2 crore have been sanctioned for widening of the main Gandhi Nagar road would cost Rs.2 crore.
Under this work, two transformers and electric poles will be shifted to alternative places and dense carpeting will be done on the widened road.