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Colour theme, artwork and LED lights: Govt plans aesthetics of new flyovers

The LED lights will also be installed along foot overbridges in the city to illuminate the structures at night.

Written by Ruhi Bhasin | New Delhi | Published: September 15, 2014 1:00 am
Besides the flyovers, the PWD is planning to install LED lights on foot overbridges to illuminate them at night. Besides the flyovers, the PWD is planning to install LED lights on foot overbridges to illuminate them at night.

To make new flyovers look “aesthetically appealing”, the Public Works Department (PWD) has decided to give them a colour theme.

Other measures which the PWD is mulling over include installing LED lights along the flyovers and getting artwork done along retaining walls or ramps (portion of the flyover before it goes on stilts).

As of now, the city has over 75 flyovers. Several others, including a series of flyovers from Vikaspuri to Wazirabad along the Outer Ring Road, Barapullah phase-III, flyovers over Metcalfe House crossing, Majnu Ka Tila crossing and the Kalindi Kunj bypass, are in the planning stage. Consultants have been appointed to carry out a feasibility study for these stretches.

“To make these new flyovers look aesthetically appealing, we are looking at colour combinations for the flyovers to make them more distinct as opposed to painting them with grey non-corrosive paint. We are yet to finalise a colour theme for them,’’ an official said.

These flyovers will also be illuminated with colourful light emitting diod (LED) lights, which will not be “very power consuming”, PWD officials said.

“These features will be introduced during the construction stage so that the wiring is not visible. Also, it will not be a very expensive exercise,” the official said.

The LED lights will also be installed along foot overbridges in the city to illuminate the structures at night.

Also, the retaining wall will feature art work, which will depict the heritage of Delhi. “We will also introduce similar features along the pillars to make the flyovers stand out,’’ an official said.

PWD had painted fluorescent pink-and-white strips on kerbs earlier this year as traffic markers to reduce accidents.

However, the civic body had decided to remove this paint as it was aesthetically unappealing and did not blend with natural surroundings.

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