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This would help ease congestion in various parts of Capital

‘One of the projects pertains to construction of a new service road and drain’

‘PWD would construct a four-lane bridge close to Barapullah Nullah on Ring Road’

NEW DELHI: The Expenditure Finance Committee of the Delhi Government has cleared three proposals related to road projects of the Public Works Department amounting to Rs.44.5 crore that would help ease congestion in various parts of the Capital.

Finance Minister A. K. Walia, who chaired the EFC meeting, told media persons later that one of the projects pertains to construction of a new service road and drain along National Highway-10, better known as the Delhi-Rohtak Road. The project would cost Rs.23.92 crore and would be completed within six months.

National Highway-10 that goes from Delhi to Haryana and then up to Fazilka in Punjab is an important highway that caters to very high traffic volumes that are heterogeneous and comprise very heavy vehicles. The existence of the Ordinance Depot at Shakurbasti on the way also increases the importance of this road.

As the service road and drain had got damaged at some places, it was decided to construct and repair them.

Dr. Walia said the PWD would also construct a four-lane bridge close to Barapullah Nullah on Ring Road and near the Sarai Kale Khan Inter-State Bus Terminus to provide free and smooth flow of traffic in this area. For improving the movement of vehicular traffic the bridge would also be widened from four lanes at present to eight lanes. This was also required to overcome the disparity on the road which was having six lanes on one side and two on the other.

The entire project would cost Rs.8.91 crore and work on it would be completed within six months.

Dr. Walia said with the construction of the four-lane bridge near Barapullah Nullah, the stretch of Ring Road near Sarai Kale Khan ISBT would become uniform on both sides and become more helpful in easy movement of traffic during the upcoming Commonwealth Games.

A sum of Rs.11.53 crore has also been sanctioned for strengthening both sides of Link Road and the Old Delhi-Gurgaon Road. It will make the road smooth and safe for riding and is expected to prevent accidents. The meeting was informed that cracks and potholes had developed along the road after the rainy season which was becoming a cause for accidents.

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