Special Correspondent

To cope with the increases traffic during the Games 2010

Urges DDA to speed up pending infrastructural developemnt projects

Points out several junctions on the Ringh Road that need flyovers

NEW DELHI: Delhi Urban Development Minister A. K. Walia met Delhi Development Authority Vice-Chairman A. K. Nigam on Friday and apprised him of the need to construct more flyovers near Ring Road and the Commonwealth Games Village in the Capital’s trans-Yamuna area to cope with the increase in volume of traffic during the sporting event in October 2010 and later.

The Minister urged the DDA to speed up pending projects related to infrastructural development and emphasised the need to revive the flyover project on Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg that was planned to ease congestion at this important junction where a number of key offices are situated.

The Authority has agreed to look into the matter.

Dr. Walia also demanded that the DDA construct another flyover opposite Vikas Minar on Ring Road and was told that such a plan was being worked on.

The Minister also expressed concern at the volume of traffic on the Mathura Road-Bhairon Marg junction and demanded a flyover at this point. He said during the Commonwealth Game this junction would be overburdened with traffic. The Authority has also agreed to initiate spade work in this direction.

Dr. Walia was assured by the DDA that construction of the flyover opposite the Karkardooma courts complex in the trans-Yamuna area would start in December this year and would be commissioned at the earliest.

Dr. Walia also took up the issue of construction of a flyover opposite Akshardham Temple and close to the Commonwealth Games Village.

It was decided that all approach roads there would be widened immediately to cater to the growing number of vehicles using National Highway-24.

Feasibility study

The DDA has also agreed to initiate a feasibility study in respect of a new flyover across the Yamuna between Usmanpur Pushta and Chandgiram Akhara.

This project was announced by Dr. Walia during a round taken along with Delhi Congress president and North-East Delhi MP J. P. Agarwal recently.