Mukarba flyover to be operational by December: Minister

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) Delhi Urban Development and PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan today inspected the under-construction Mukarba Chowk flyover and said it would be operational by December this year.

The minister expressed satisfaction over the progress in construction and directed the officials to accelerate the work.

Mr Chauhan said the construction work of the Flyover would be completed within the stipulated period of two years, providing relief to the people coming from northern states.

The Flyover, built at a cost of Rs 195 crore, would have facilities for pedestrians and physically challenged people.

It would have four Slip Roads and four cloverleaves to make the crossing signal-free.

The minister said work was being taken up in three phases to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic during the construction period.

The total length of the Flyover would be 5276 metres including a 576 metre four-lane carriageway, 216 metre three-lane four slip roads, 174 metre two-lane four Cloverleaves and 800 metre, four-lane Carriageway Grade Separators.

It would also have a 4000-metre-long Footpath and 2250 metre Cycle-track.

He said the land filling sites near the Flyover would be developed as green areas.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit had laid the foundation stone for the flyover in 2006.

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