Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung Tuesday approved the extension of the third phase of the Barapullah Elevated Road across the Yamuna. This phase will be from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar and will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,260.63 crore.
The proposed bridge over the Yamuna will be an extradosed bridge (a structure that is a combination of a girder bridge and a cable-styled bridge) stretching over 550 metres. But it will have only six piers with a 128-metre span in the river portion.
“While the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has constructed an extradosed bridge of about 60-70 metres at Moolchand, the one which is planned under the Phase III will be Delhi’s first extradosed bridge of this size,” a PWD official said.
The aesthetics of the proposed bridge will be enhanced using state-of-the-art LED light fixtures with solar panels on designer poles.
The work on Phase-III will start in December with the tendering process. The work on the ground will be commissioned in March 2015 and the project will be completed by December 2017, Jung was informed.
“We will issue the tender by the second half of December and finalise it by March so that the work can start,” Sarvagya Srivastava, chief engineer of Public Works Department (PWD), said.
Secretary (PWD) apprised the L-G that the extension — from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar — will be connected to South Delhi, easing traffic on NH-24 and decongesting the Ring Road at Ashram, South Extension and Bhairon Marg. The road will also reduce travel time from Mayur Vihar to AIIMS to 10 minutes.
The 3.4 km-long corridor, to be built on stilts, will have dedicated walkways and cycle tracks apart from four lanes for vehicular traffic in each direction.
According to the PWD, the main carriageway of the third phase will merge with the existing Barapullah Elevated Road at Sarai Kale Khan and the bridge for pedestrians and cyclists will connect the UP Link Road to Ring Road.
To provide a signal-free junction at UP Link Road near Mayur Vihar, a flyover parallel to the existing single carriageway flyover will be built with loops and slip roads. These will facilitate signal-free movement from Barapullah road to Akshardham as well as Noida. In addition, two clover leaves will also be provided on the new flyover for signal-free entry and exit from Mayur Vihar.
Jung directed the PWD to commission a parallel project to sort out the traffic congestion at AIIMS and INA. He said this project too must be completed in a time-bound manner.