‘Finish work on under-construction flyover in Anand Vihar by April’

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‘Finish work on under-construction flyover in Anand Vihar by April’

Thursday, 07 December 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Delhi PWD Minister Atishi on Wednesday inspected an under-construction flyover in Anand Vihar and directed officials to complete the work by April 2024, a statement said.

The six-lane flyover will decrease the traffic load on the stretch from Apsara Border to Anand Vihar.

She said the flyover is a crucial project to make east Delhi traffic jam-free. Therefore, any delay in its construction will not be tolerated.

She directed the officials to expedite the remaining work by doubling the number of people and machines involved in the construction. She also weekly progress reports.

During the inspection, Atishi said, “Kejriwal government will not tolerate any delay in important projects like this. The construction of the flyover is lagging behind the scheduled time, causing daily traffic jams affecting thousands of vehicles, leading to inconvenience for the commuters.” The Public Works Department minister said if the construction is not completed by April, action will be taken against the officials.

“PWD officials must work towards making their planning, monitoring and evaluation system more efficient to avoid delays in any other projects,” she said.

Under this project, a six-lane, 1,440 metre-long flyover is being constructed on Road Number 56 between Anand Vihar and Apsara Border. Once it is complete, commuters will not face traffic snarls in Ramprastha Colony, Vivek Vihar, and Shreshth Vihar, officials said.

Around 1.48 lakh vehicles are expected to use the flyover daily, providing them with significant convenience in commuting.

With each trip, the commuters will save more than 11 minutes, leading to a daily savings of 42,700 hours, they said.

The emission of carbon dioxide will be reduced by 1.50 lakh tonnes along with an annual saving of 16.57 lakh litres of fuel, resulting in a yearly cost savings of Rs 144.78 crore for the people, they said.

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