Barapullah road to open for general traffic from Dec 1

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 22:19

New Delhi: Delhi Government on Wednesday decided
to throw open the Barapullah Nallah elevated road for general
traffic from December 1.

The traffic circulation plan has also been finalised for
the elevated road, which was used for ferrying athletes from
Commonwealth Games Village to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and
back during the mega sporting event.

The decision to open the road for general traffic was
taken after Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta inspected peripheral
work as well as progress of work on the approach road near
Jungpura Extension.

"We have finalised a traffic plan for the elevated road
under which vehicles taking the road will merge with traffic
on various roads near the JLN stadium," a senior official
said.

Last month, PWD had said the road will be thrown open
for general traffic in the second week of November but delay
in completion of peripheral work forced government to postpone
the opening of the road.

Built at a cost of Rs 550 crore on the storm water drain
bed, the road criss-crosses the Ring Road, Railway tracks near
Nizamuddin Railway station, Mathura Road and Lala Lajpat Rai
Marg.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has already announced that
the elevated road will be further extended up to INA Market so
that people from east Delhi and Noida can reach south Delhi
without using the Ring Road.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 22:19
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