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Rail bridges at Bijwasan to be ready by August

The over and underbridges are expected to smoothen traffic between Najafgarh and Bijwasan.

Written by Naveed Iqbal | New Delhi | Published: June 10, 2014 3:32:43 am

The rail over- and underbridges at Bijwasan, which was proposed to ease traffic congestion in the area, is expected to be completed by August this year.

The project was started with funds provided under the 12th Five Year Plan and, at present, 98 per cent of the work has been completed, the South Municipal Corporation said.

The over and underbridges, to be built at a cost of Rs 44.2 crore, are expected to facilitate the smooth flow of vehicular traffic between Najafgarh and Bijwasan in Southwest Delhi.

Satish Upadhyay, the Standing Committee chairman of South corporation, said, “Hundreds of people travelling to areas in Gurgaon and Bahadurgarh will benefit from the bridge. Moreover, the bridges will also help check rail accidents.”

Currently, the rail and road traffic is very heavy in this particular area. The traffic density is improving gradually but it is still very difficult for motorists to cross the railway line due to heavy rail traffic.

The construction of the ROB/RUB at Bijwasan level crossing was approved by the Technical Committee of the Delhi Development Authority in 2007 and administrative approval and expenditure sanction was accorded by the corporation through a resolution in June 2008.

The scope of the project covers construction of approach roads to the over and underbridge after acquiring land on both sides of the existing road, which is 60 feet wide. The road will be widened to up to 100 feet as per the conceptual drawing approved by the DDA Technical Committee in 2007.

It will also include the construction of a service road, drain, footpath and an alternative road for diversion of traffic.

South corporation spokesperson Mukesh Yadav said, “To start the project, the very first priority was acquisition of land on both sides of the existing right of way and thereafter shifting of services at the end of proposed right of way. The project covers under the head of account and funded by the Urban Development Department of the Delhi government.

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