The Delhi Government on Tuesday approved the construction of an integrated structure between the proposed Metro Stations at Yamuna Vihar and Bhajanpura of Maujpur-Majlis Park Corridor.
With the PWD Flyover at lower deck and Metro Line at upper deck, the Delhi MRTS Phase IV project was approved by sanctioning Rs 220.10 crore.
On this occasion, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia informed that it will also save social cost in terms of inconvenience to the citizens, environmental effect, land and precious time saving and will prove to be a game changer in the development of Delhi.
The Expenditure Finance Committee took this decision in its meeting on Tuesday in the presence of Sisodia.
It will be a 1,457 m long 20 m wide six lane flyover covering two crossings - Karawal Nagar (Yamuna Vihar/Bhajanpura) and Ghonda Chowk (Brijpuri). “The project will be crucial in eliminating traffic issues at these places and increasing the capacity of the existing road,” Sidodia added, “ the joint effort of DMRC and PWD will save about Rs 140 crore to the taxpayers in the construction of flyover and Rs 40 crore in the construction of metro. This way due to the joint effort of PWD and Metro, a total of 180 crore rupees will be saved for the taxpayers of Delhi.”
The cost of the flyover including shifting of utilities was Rs 359.70 but due to composite structure the cost was reduced by about Rs 140 crore to Rs 220.10 crore. Similarly the cost of the 1,457 meter Metro line stretch was Rs 105 crore, which has been reduced to Rs 67 crore, saving about Rs 40 crores of the public money.
Sisodia who also holds the portfolio of Finance Minister in Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government said the project will not only save the tax money of the public, but the land in this densely populated area will also be used more efficiently. The project will be completed in two years.
In the EFC meeting, a project for the construction of a 6 block building in Netaji Subhash Technological University under Phase IV at Dwarka worth Rs 230.61 crore was also approved.