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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Green signal to decongest roads

The Delhi government has given its sanction for construction of a clover leaf flyover and widening of the bridge on trunk drain no. 1 at Karkardooma Junction and construction of three clover leaf flyovers near Akshardham Crossing
The face of East Delhi will be changed soon with infrastructural development going on at a feverish pitch. Recently, the Expenditure Finance Committee of the Delhi government gave its approval to make Karkardooma Intersection and Akshardham Crossing signal free. Construction is already going on at ITO Chungi Junction to facilitate unhindered movement of traffic. Grade separators are being constructed at Raja Ram Kohli Marg and Shastri Nagar to make each intersection at Geeta Colony Bridge and at the disused canal road signal free. The committee has sanctioned an amount of Rs.86.77 crore for the construction of clover leaf flyovers and widening of the existing bridge on trunk drain no. 1 at Karkardooma Mor. A.K. Walia, Delhi finance minister, says: "With the opening of the Disused Canal road, widening of Marginal Bund road to eight lanes and expected commissioning of Geeta Colony Bridge, traffic has increased manifold at Karkardooma intersection. Five roads, one coming from Anand Vihar, another from Krishna Nagar, the third from Har Gobind Enclave, fourth from Vikas Marg and Disused Canal road are merging at this point, leading to traffic congestion and making it necessary to make this junction signal free." Once the clover leaf flyovers are built and the bridge is widened, it will save a lot of fuel and travel time, which will incidentally also lead to less pollution and a better environment. The Public Works Department will also construct three clover leaf flyovers at Noida Mor including slip roads, footpaths and cycle tracks at a cost of Rs.88.68 crore. This would provide uninterrupted passage to traffic coming from both Indirapuram and Nizamuddin Bridge side at Akshardham Crossing. With the coming up of Akshardham Temple, the number of visitors to the area has increased by leaps and bounds and it has also led to subsequent increase in traffic. The clover leaf flyovers here will provide relief to commuters to some extent by making the intersection signal free.


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