The much-delayed Pankha Road overbridge,also known as Dabri flyover,will be open for trials from August 15.
South Municipal Corporation officials said the 1.5-km flyover will facilitate smoother traffic for residents of Uttam Nagar,Janakpuri,Palam and Dwarka. Moreover,it will cut travel time between West and Southwest Delhi.
The project got delayed because we had to persuade Delhi Jal Board to shift its pipelines,high voltage overhead cables had to be relocated and Delhi Development Authority had to remove a vegetable market that falls on the way, South corporation chief engineer Ravi Dass said.
The project is almost complete and the trial runs will begin from August 15. But construction of a slip road till Dwarka along the flyover is yet to begin. Traders have been protesting against the land acquisition, he said.
The project was launched in 2009 with a two-year deadline. But the deadline had to be revised to September 2012 because of various logistic problems.
The flyover will connect Dwarka in Southwest Delhi with West Delhi areas such as Janakpuri,Uttam Nagar and Delhi Cantonment. It will also give West Delhi residents easy access to South Delhi via Dwarka.
The flyover is expected to ease traffic congestion at Dabri intersection,which is perennially congested, on Pankha Road.
The flyover was proposed on the back of complaints of traffic snarls and waterlogging during the rainy season.