Crucial Barapullah Nallah elevated road project completed
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 21:50
New Delhi: Just nine days ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Delhi government could finally complete the crucial Barapullah Nallah elevated road project, linking the athletes' village with the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, the main venue of the event.

The four-km-long six-lane road between Sarai Kale Khan and Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, built at a cost of over Rs 550 crore will be inaugurated tomorrow. A trial run on the road was carried out today.

The road will now be exclusively used for ferrying Games participants from the athletes' village near Akshardham temple to the main venue and vice versa.

The project has already missed several deadlines and the city government had faced criticism for the persistent delay in its completion. PWD officials blamed "unprecedented rains" for the delay.

Constructed on a Nullah bed by Delhi government's Public Works Department, the road will be opened for general traffic after the Games and will serve as an important link for East Delhi, South and central Delhi.

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


First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010, 21:50

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