Dhaula Kuan carriageway opened

NEW DELHI MAY 22. The Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, today opened one three-lane carriageway of the Dhaula Kuan underpass along Ring Road paving the way for stoppage-free movement for about 60 per cent of the total of 1.5 lakh vehicles using the busy intersection.

The carriageway, Ms Dikshit said, would provide free flow to the south bound traffic moving from Naraina to Moti Bagh on Ring Road. Already she noted, the completion of the main flyover along National Highway 8-Sardar Patel Marg exit at the unique five-armed intersection in February this year had considerably eased traffic movement at the busy intersection.

The Chief Minister said in the third phase of the project the construction of the second underpass carriageway, two curved flyovers on Naraina and Moti Bagh sides, two loops on southern and northern sides for right turning traffic, two overbridges for Ridge Road and Railway bridge and three sub-ways would be taken up.

For the convenience of the public, she said four pedestrian links to the main flyover have also been provided for the first time. Also, she informed that to make the flyover safe and attractive, profuse landscaping has been done, 19 ground water recharge wells have been provided, 15 high mast lights are being installed and a comprehensive signage scheme has been planned.

The Rs 75 crore project would make the whole intersection signal free by the end of September 2003. On the occasion, the Delhi PWD and Urban Development Minister, A.K. Walia, said the ground level rotary at Punjabi Bagh flyover has now also been opened to traffic facilitating smooth movement of turning traffic at the crossing and making the Punjabi Bagh crossing completely signal free.

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