Flyovers testimony of modern Delhi: Dikshit

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New Delhi, Oct 13: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said a large number of new design flyovers being commissioned in Delhi are becoming testimony of a modern capital city.

''The flyovers are also becoming a symbol of modern technology,'' she said at the foundation laying function of Shyamlal College Grade Separator.

The Rs 94 crore Separator would have a flyover, two underpasses, a rotary at surface level and three foot over bridges with escalators to ensure free flow of traffic and safe passage for pedestrians.

The Chief Minister said there was a need for the Grade Separator at Shyamlal College intersection as it was a congested intersection of four roads close to the Welcome Metro Station and the College.

''The construction of the Grade Separator will result in saving fuel, easing traffic congestion and saving valuable time and also reduce accidents substantially,'' she added.

''The Grade Separator would prove to be of extreme aesthetic value because of its unique design and its horticulture, landscaping, electrical lighting and modern signages. Flyover along the GT Road at Shyamlal College would ensure uninterrupted movement of straight going traffic from old ISBT to UP Border,'' she said.

Ms Dikshit applauded the Public Works Departments for completing various projects within stipulated time period and simultaneously maintaining quality of work.

''A number of projects relating to flyovers, ROBs, FOBs are in pipeline for Trans Yamuna Area,'' she added.

Reiterating the commitment of her government to develop East Delhi on the lines of New Delhi and South Delhi, she said the pace of development is being enhanced despite high density of population in Trans Yamuna area.

''A Signature Bridge at Wazirabad would become landmark of new developing Delhi. Geeta Colony Flyover would be dedicated to the people of Delhi in the month of December, 2007,'' she added.

East Delhi continues to be in the priority list of the government, she said, adding the first Metro Service was introduced in East Delhi which signifies the intention of the Government.

Ms Dikshit said East Delhi would become an attraction for everyone as comprehensive greening efforts are being undertaken.

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