New Elevated Road To Connect Signature Bridge With DND Flyway
In the next three years, Delhiites will be able to commute swiftly between north, east and south Delhi as the Public Works Department (PWD) has proposed to construct an 18-km elevated road between Signature Bridge and Delhi Noida Direct Flyway (DND). The road will start at Wazirabad and will end at Mayur Vihar. The road will decongest 20 spots that currently impedes a smooth drive for travellers.
The six-lane elevated road will first connect Signature Bridge with the Salimgarh Fort bypass and then go to ITO just before merging with DND. It will be an 18-km stretch and will be signal-free. At present, the distance between the two points is 25km. The corridor will be built at an expense of Rs 2,500 crore and the construction will begin in the next few months and is expected to be completed in three years. According to an estimate, 20 lakh commuters will benefit daily from this development.
While the PWD is planning to build the road parallel to Outer Ring Road and Ring Road, near Majnu Ka Tila and Sarai Kale Khan, along the way it will connect all the bridges over the Yamuna, which includes Loha Pul, Geeta Colony bridge, Vikas Marg, Nizamuddin Bridge, the Barapullah Phase II elevated road.
The project will be completed in two phases. In phase I, an elevated corridor will be constructed from Signature Bridge and the Ring Road bypass while in Phase II, the road will be extended to DND flyway. The pre-construction work will start with PWD decongesting the area starting from the Signature Bridge up to Hanuman temple at Yamuna Bazaar.
Currently, the feasibility tests are being conducted to study the aspects of the project. The PWD is in the process of acquiring permissions so that the construction work can start immediately once the tests are over.