PWD pushes 9-km flyover on ring road in Delhi

Ring Road
In a bid to decongest one of the most important roads stretches in the national capital on ring road, the Public Works Department (PWD) has proposed to build six 9-km long flyovers between Moti Bagh and Lajpat Nagar. This is a part of a contingency plan being chalked out to handle an additional load of vehicles on Ring Road in view of eight general pool residential accommodation (GPRA) colonies coming up along the road. Besides creating an elevated road, PWD has also proposed to build an elevated corridor from INA to Mahipalpur bypass through Africa Avenue Road or expediting the phase four expansion of the Barapullah road. Traffic experts say the GPRA neighborhoods will cause an unprecedented rise in traffic load on an already exhausted Ring Road. Once the feasibility studies are completed, the proposals will be put before the committee overseeing the plan. The Union government is engaged in a massive residential redevelopment plan around Ring Road in which eight areas are being developed as GPRA. These include East Kidwai Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Nauroji Nagar, Kasturba Nagar, Thyagaraja Nagar, Srinivaspuri and Mohammadpur. Professor at School of Planning and Architecture, Sewa Ram, said that elevation of Ring Road will augment the capacity of the arterial stretch but the authorities will have to intelligently plan the points where the elevated road would merge with the traffic at grade.

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