Traffic around Rao Tula Ram (RTR) Marg and Outer Ring Road in South Delhi will get some relief with the Delhi Urban Arts Commission giving clearance for construction of a three-lane flyover parallel to the existing one-way RTR flyover.
The project envisages extending the existing Munirka flyover by a kilometre to beyond the RTR flyover on NH-8 side and construction of an underpass at the intersection of Benito Juarez Marg with Ring Road, which would allow vehicles coming from the airport side to take the road for reaching Ring Road.
“The new flyover will run parallel to the existing flyover at RTR Marg and land near the Niryat Bhawan. It will be 2.2 km long. The expected cost of construction will be about Rs.125 crore,” said Delhi Public Works Department Chief Engineer Sarvagya Srivastava.
According to the plan, a three-lane 9 metre flyover on portals emerging out as an arm of the existing six-lane flyover combining Vivekanand Marg, Nelson Mandela Marg, and Poorvi Marg intersections and further running parallel to the existing 9 metre flyover combining RTR Marg and BJ Marg intersection is proposed.
PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan had earlier said that as construction of three flyovers on Ring Road had failed to solve the problem of persistent traffic jams in the area, the department had engaged the public sector firm RITES to thrash out a medium and long-term solution to the problem.
The new flyover will be a portal structure in the shape of an inverted ‘U’, which will come up parallel to the existing flyover and will have a 9 metre carriageway. Then there will be a 7.5 metre carriageway for traffic under this new flyover.
The PWD will now prepare detailed project report for construction of the flyover and the construction is expected to start within six months from the time the estimates are approved by the Delhi Government.
The work is slated to be completed within two years.