The Delhi government has undertaken a feasibility study for the construction of the fourth phase of Barapullah elevated road, extending it from INA to the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), senior government officials said.
While the second phase from INA to Sarai Kale Khan is likely to be completed in the next seven to eight months, the third phase of the signal-free corridor from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar is expected to be completed by December 2017, officials said.
“A feasibility study to extend the Barapullah elevated road from INA to the airport is being undertaken. It will be examined if land is available for the project as it is almost impossible to acquire any new land. If found feasible and approved, the extended elevated road will cut the travel time from Mayur Vihar to the airport from 45-60 minutes to 20-25 minutes,” a senior official said.
According to government sources, if the Delhi government decides to go ahead with the fourth phase of the project, the construction may take about two-and-a-half years to be completed. However, it will take about two years to obtain clearances from Unified Traffic and Trasportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) and the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) before construction begins, sources said.
The 3.4 km-long corridor being built by the Public Works Department (PWD) in the third phase of the Barapullah elevated road from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar will ease traffic on NH-24 and de-congest the Ring Road at Ashram, South Extension and Bhairon Marg. The road is also expected to reduce travel time from Mayur Vihar to AIIMS to 10 minutes.