New Delhi, Mar 3 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated all four slip roads of upcoming Grade separator at Mukarba Chowk, one of the busiest traffic junctions in the city, on GT Karnal Road-Outer Ring Road Intersection and dedicated these roads to public.
The Chief Minister also inspected the project site, including slip roads.
While expressing satisfaction over the current progress, the Chief Minister, however, emphasiszed on its timely completion by November.
After opening of slip roads the traffic will be diverted on these roads and work on main flyover on outer ring road and part of four cloverleaves connecting main flyover shall be taken up.
Work of Pile foundations, pile caps, piers, embankment for all four cloverleaves, procurement of steel for main flyover and its fabrication has already been completed.
Mukarba Chowk is one of the busiest junctions and the entry gate for North corridor to the National Capital. It has controlled traffic from NH-1, Road No.26, Road No.50 and Mall Road Extension.
At present, Mukarba Chowk intersection caters to heavy traffic from various states i.e. Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir besides Narela and adjoining rural Delhi village, which are also developing as urban villages from GT Karnal Road side, Subzi Mandi, Azadpur and City area from Azadpur side, as so many heavy vehicles with vegetable and fruits pass through this intersection everyday.
The present peak hour traffic at intersection is 17500 pcu ( Passenger Car Unit) per hour. Total traffic per day at this junction is 2.36 lakh vehicles and in equivalent Passenger Car Unit (PCU) it is 3.20 lakh per day. Total cost of project is Rs.195.22 crore.
PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit, local MLA Jile Singh Chauhan and other senior officials of PWD were also present on this occasion.
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