With an aim to decongest Dhaula Kuan,traffic police has proposed an alternative access for traffic moving between Dhaula Kuan and central Delhi.
The alternate route will be an elevated road constructed between Brar Square at Ring Road and Dev Prakash Shastri Marg (Todapur Road). According to police,this corridor will also ease traffic movement on NH-8,towards IGI Airport,Sardar Patel Marg,and will provide relief to Dwarka-bound traffic.
Traffic police has forwarded this proposal to Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (planning and engineering) Centre for consideration along with the Public Works Department.
We have begun a preliminary survey of the area to study the viability of the plan, a PWD official said.
The elevated corridor is expected to be similar to the Barapullah elevated road. The corridor will also provide additional connectivity between West Delhi and Dwarka with areas in Central Delhi.
The volume of vehicular traffic on Ring Road between Dhaula Kuan and Raja Garden is heavy. Traffic from West Delhi and Dwarka going towards Central and New Delhi generally takes one of the three routes Sardar Patel Marg,Upper Ridge Road and Naraina and Loha Mandi Road. All these roads cross the Ring Road between Dhaula Kuan and Raja Garden Chowk leading to congestion in the area. To check this,we have suggested to have a direct link from Ring Road (Brar Square) upto Dev Prakash Shastri Marg (Todapur Road), Additional Commissioner of Police (traffic) Anil Shukla said.
Metro construction on this stretch of Ring Road between Dhaula Kuan and Brar Square had also affected smooth flow of traffic on Ring Road,traffic police said. The proposal suggests that the corridor,starting at Brar square and going upto Todapur Road,should pass through Ridge area where there is already a kuccha road connecting these two points. The road will bypass the signal on Dev Prakash Shastri Marg between Todapur and Dasghara villages.
But traffic police admit that acquisition of land belonging to the Defence Ministry might be a problem. They said DMRC had also reported facing similar difficulties. Moreover,this road is supposed to pass through the ridge. There may be some opposition to basic acquisition of land required for the alternative route despite the road being beuilt on stilts, a traffic police officer said.