PWD plans elevated corridor to ease traffic on ring roads

PWD plans elevated corridor to ease traffic on ring roads
PWD plans elevated corridor to ease traffic on ring roads

NEW DELHI: The public works department (PWD) is working on a proposal to construct an elevated corridor between Signature Bridge near Wazirabad and DND Flyway in a bid to decongest Ring Road and Outer Ring Road.
The corridor, likely to be 12-13km long, will be constructed by the PWD, which comes under the Delhi government, along the Yamuna floodplain in a phased manner.

Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal’s office is reportedly monitoring the project. The corridor is being planned as the traffic volume will increase manifold on the two ring roads near Kashmiri Gate and Sarai Kale Khan once the construction of Signature Bridge and NH-24 expansion are completed.

 “We will also explore the possibility of connecting the elevated corridor with various bridges on the Yamuna,” a PWD official said.

According to the initial plan, the elevated road will start from Signature Bridge and be merged with Salimgarh bypass (Ring Road bypass). The corridor will run parallel to the existing Outer Ring Road near Majnu Ka Tila and Ring Road near Sarai Kale Khan.

The second part of the corridor will link the end of the Salimgarh bypass near ITO to the DND Flyway. In the first phase, the PWD aims to decongest the area between Signature Bridge right up to the Hanuman temple at Yamuna Bazaar.
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