Access to the Barapullah elevated road will become easier by next year after the Public Works Department constructs a slip road to help provide direct access to motorists coming from Ashram towards Barapullah.
The PWD officials said the slip road will provide relief from traffic jams at Nizamuddin bridge. The road is part of the Phase-II of the project.
Another slip road — to connect the Barapullah elevated road directly to the DND — will also be constructed under this phase.
This second slip road will provide South Delhi traffic an easy access to Noida via the expressway. Both these roads are expected to be completed by March 2015, a PWD official said.
Currently, motorists have to drive past Sarai Kale Khan, take a u-turn under the flyover and enter Barapullah elevated road from the other side of the flyover. The first slip road will ease this situation, the official said.
Similar is the case with traffic coming from Barapullah and going towards the DND, the official said.
“The connecting loop will meet the DND at its entry point from the Ring Road. Motorists will be able to completely avoid going towards Nizamuddin bridge once the loop is complete,” the official said.
Work has also started on another part of the project on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg. A slip road is being constructed on the Barapullah Road from INA to connect to Lala Lajpat Rai Marg. This will help motorists going from INA towards Sunder Nagar and ITO by taking the Barapullah Road and exiting near Oberoi Hotel.
A loop that would have allowed motorists access the Barapullah Road from Lala Lajpat Rai Marg is currently in a limbo due to land transfer issues.
“Part of the loop will be over DDA’s Silver Oak Park and the land owning agency has to transfer the land to PWD before we can start work,” a PWD source said.
The main part of Barapullah Phase-II — an extension of the elevated road from Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to INA — is also facing issues related to land transfer with the Railways.
“Our target was to complete Phase II by March 2015. Now, we hope to complete all slip roads by that deadline. The actual project, however, may take longer since the Railways has not transferred land to the PWD,’’ an official said.