Barapullah to INA: Phase II of stretch begins next month
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Work on the second phase of Barapullah elevated corridor is expected to begin by the first week of February. After the work is complete, the estimated deadline is two years, the elevated road will be extended to INA Market.
The Public Works Department (PWD) has received tenders and the work will be awarded by next week, officials said. The Delhi Cabinet has already cleared the 6.5-km extension, which is estimated to cost Rs 530 crore.
"We have received tenders for Barapullah Phase-II and hope to start work by beginning of February. There was some controversy over whether the exit loop of the corridor should descend on Aurobindo Marg. We have asked for a traffic study to ascertain if this move would lead to congestion on the road and will take a final decision once the report is submitted,'' a PWD official said.
Traffic police and other agencies had raised concerns claiming the exit loop on Aurobindo Marg would lead to snarls on the road.
The Barapullah road to INA Market will be partly elevated and merge into the surface level on Aurobindo Marg. Commuters can enter or exit the elevated road from INA Market side through the Aurobindo Road carriageway, from Sarojini Nagar towards AIIMS.
An elevated loop will provide commuters access to the opposite carriageway on Aurobindo Marg. This loop will cater to traffic bound for Safdarjung airport and Sarojini Nagar.
There will also be several links in the middle of the elevated stretch. One of the loops will provide access to the elevated road from Thyagaraj Stadium for those travelling towards Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Sarai Kale Khan. Two new loops will descend towards Lala Lajpat Rai Marg — one will provide access to Lodhi Road over Silver Oak Park for those coming from Sarai Kale Khan and going towards CGO Complex and the second will cater to those going towards Sanchar Bhawan.