Commuters between Wazirabad and Mukarba Chowk on Outer Ring Street could have a smoother journey from June because the undertaking for growing two half underpasses, or U-turns, between Wazirabad and Burari is now within the closing leg, a senior PWD official overseeing the undertaking mentioned .
“A complete of 71 pre-cast segments have been to be put in in these two underpasses and all of those items are in place. We are actually growing ramps and strategy roads from Outer Ring Street for these half underpasses. The visitors motion is more likely to begin within the later a part of June,” mentioned the official.
The 2 half underpasses and a subway close to Jagatpur are a part of the PWD plan to make the busy 12-lane stretch sign free whereas considerably decongesting the Burari roundabout which witnesses frequent visitors jams.
Whereas the undertaking, which started in December 2018, used a novel strategy of assembling the pre-cast segments on the undertaking website to cut back development time, PWD officers mentioned the undertaking is operating round two years behind the preliminary deadline of June 2020. have blamed the pandemic induced lockdowns, monetary stress and lack of labor for the delay.
“Each the half underpasses have a complete of 71 constituent concrete segments all of which have been put in and the work on subway is full. The 2 half underpasses are separated by a distance of 300m they usually comprise of 46 segments (Wazriabd finish) and 25 segments (Jagatpur finish). The 2 half underpasses are separated by a distance of 300m… The entry and exit on both aspect might be at the very least three meters above the extent of a drain operating alongside the highway. That is to forestall any flooding… The U-turn underpass close to Jagatpur is 103m lengthy whereas the Wazirabad underpass is 125m lengthy. The peak of underpass is round 4m subsequently solely gentle autos and vehicles might be allowed to make use of it,” official defined.
A authorities official mentioned that apart from easing the visitors movement on Outer Ring Street, the undertaking can be more likely to profit residents of Wazirabad, Gopalpur, Jagatpur and Gandhi Vihar, who’re at the moment pressured to take lengthy detours. At present, commuters touring from northeast Delhi’s Gopalpur in the direction of Majnu ka Tila and ITO are pressured to journey in the other way for nearly 5km and take a U-turn on the Burari roundabout to get to the opposite aspect.
“As soon as accomplished, the 2 underpasses will considerably scale back journey time whereas additionally decongesting the Burari roundabout. On the finish of the undertaking, the visitors crimson gentle at Jahangirpuri and Jagatpur might be eliminated making the 8.5km stretch on Outer Ring Street Single free,” official mentioned.
That is the primary PWD undertaking the place on-site meeting of pre-fabricated segments method is getting used. The work on the subway close to Gandhi Vihar is full and it’s anticipated to primarily profit the pedestrian motion from Mukherjee Nagar in the direction of Burari.
“The subway is being constructed as a number of accidents have been reported from this space the place folks from either side of the highway attempt to cross the 12-lane highway. The purpose can be utilized by a lot of college students who’re shifting from Mukherjee Nagar teaching middle hub,” the official added.