NEW DELHI: The state government has given green signal to road infrastructure projects worth Rs 3,015 crore to relax the traffic flow in the national capital, the first after the Commonwealth Games were held nearly 18 months ago.
A meeting of the Delhi Cabinet gave nod to two mega projects with the aim to make 20 kms of the Outer Ring road between Wajirabad and Vikaspuri signal-free and also the extension of the Barapullah elevated road to INA market.
Reports suggest that the cost of the project to make the outer ring road signal free, which will consist the development of series of flyovers, has been projected at Rs 2,485 crore and the extension of Barapullah elevated road from Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to INA market will be worth Rs 530 crore.
State Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said, “Commissioning of the new projects will result in huge savings of fuel and improve the traffic system to a great extent.”
In the Outer Ring road project, an overall of three elevated roads will be developed which will be having an overall length of 8.5 km. The first elevated road between Vikaspuri to Meera Bagh will be having a length of 3.3 km with Rs 560-crore projected cost.