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Work on the first phase of the signal-free stretch on Outer Ring Road of Delhi is expected to begin later this month. The Rs 559.6-crore project will include construction of a 3.3km elevated road from Vikaspuri to Meera Bagh that will zip over five intersections. The project, undertaken by the State Public Works Department (PWD), is part of a Rs 2,200 crore project that seeks to make the 17 km stretch from Vikaspuri to Wazirabad signal-free.
The Delhi PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan said that the phase 1 of the project will be formally inaugurated on February 26 by the Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Work will begin immediately thereafter. The elevated road will begin before the Anand Kunj junction and end after the Meera Bagh T-junction, said officials.
This will mean that five intersections will become signal-free. These include Anand Kunj T-junction, Manohar Nagar crossing, Keshopur crossing, Sabji Mandi T-junction and Meera Bagh T-junction. The elevated road is expected to reduce congestion at Vikaspuri, Janakpuri, Jawalaheri, Paschim Vihar and Bhera Enclave, said officials. The plan also includes a foot overbridge (FOB) for pedestrians, bus lanes, a cycle track, green belt and a rainwater harvesting facility. The FOB will be built simultaneously.
The plan also includes a small flyover at the Meera Bagh T-junction, an underpass at Deepali Chowk, a 2.5km elevated road from Saraswati Vihar to Mangolpuri flyover, another 2.3km elevated road from the Badli railway overbridge to Pitampura north, a small flyover at Bhalswa crossing and two long flyovers at Mukundpur and Burari crossing.