Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government has once again opened preparation of ration cards for residents of slum clusters. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting on Monday chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. It was decided that applications for issue of ration cards for jhuggi dwellers would be opened and this would entitle them to the benefits of the Public Distribution System.

However, these ration cards would not serve any other purpose and not be considered as proof of residence at all.

The Cabinet also reviewed 37 projects for new flyovers, rail over bridges (ROBs) and rail under bridges (RUBS) which when completed would significantly improve road traffic in Delhi. The Cabinet also gave its nod for construction of a grade separator at Vivekanand Marg, Nelson Mandela Marg and Poorvi Marg in accordance with the Corridor Improvement Plan from Vivekanand Marg Intersection to Paschim Marg. This project would cost Rs.104.30 crore.

The flyover would be 1,182 metres long and the project would have three pedestrian subways at the Nelson Mandela Marg Intersection, Poorvi Marg Intersection and Paschimi Marg Intersection, two foot over bridges (FOBs) at Paschimi Marg Intersection and Nelson Mandela Marg Intersection, an underpass in front of Malai Mandir, two bus bays and a ground water recharge structure. The project would facilitate to and fro travel between Indira Gandhi International Airport and Ring Road.