Baba Kharak Singh Marg reopened for two-way traffic
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 18:47
New Delhi: Driving through central Delhi will now become easier with the Delhi Metro today reopening Baba Kharak Singh Marg, which had been partially closed due to construction, for traffic from both sides.

The Delhi Metro has constructed a newly laid road with two lanes available for traffic on both sides at Baba Kharak Singh Marg after completing the underground Metro tunnel construction successfully at this location. The road was partially closed due to construction on the Airport Express Line.

"The quality of the new road has been certified by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and its thickness has been approved by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai," DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.

To ensure that the quality of the road does not suffer due to water logging during monsoons, new drainage pipelines have also been laid. The road has been handed over to the NDMC for its street scaping work ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

A 350 metre stretch of the 800 metre long road connecting the Bangla Sahib Gurudwara and Connaught Place outer circle was closed for traffic from one side in March 2008 for the construction of the metro tunnel and the Shivaji Stadium Metro station building, he said.

DMRC is also constructing a three-floor building for the Shivaji Stadium Metro station, which is part of the Metro Express Line running from New Delhi to the Indira Gandhi International Airport.


First Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 18:47

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