Proposals worth Rs 475 cr cleared by Delhi govt

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New Delhi, Sep 15 (UNI) The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) of the Delhi Government today cleared five proposals amounting to Rs 475 crore.

Briefing the media after the Committee's meeting, Delhi Finance Minister A K Walia said of the proposals cleared two each relate to PWD and Power Department and one project pertains to the I and FC Department.

He said there is a move to make Karkardooma Intersection and Akshardham Crossing signal free. ''It has become necessary to make this junction signal free. This would provide easy access to North Delhi bound traffic originating from East Delhi and decongest Vikas Marg,'' he said.

He stated that with commissioning of disused canal road, widening of marginal bundh road to eight lane and expected commissioning of Geeta Colony Bridge, Karkardooma Intersection has become a place of heavy traffic as five roads are merging at this point.

This will result in saving of fuel, man-hours of travel time which also lead to less pollution and better environment, he said.

An amount of Rs 86.77 crore has been sanctioned for construction of clover leaves and widening of existing bridge on trunk drain no.

1 at Karkardooma Mor.

The PWD would construct three clover leaves at Noida Mor Flyover over including slip road, footpath and cycle track with an amount of Rs 88.68 crore. With the coming up of Akshardham Temple and subsequent increase in visitors the quantum of traffic has gone up.

This would provide an uninterrupted passage to traffic to and fro Indirapuram side and Nizamuddin Bridge side at Akshardham Crossing.

Dr Walia further stated that an amount of Rs 292.63 crore would be released for procurement, erection, testing and commissioning of 220 KV GIS sub-station with complete civil works and supply, laying, jointing, testing and commissioning of 220KV D/C, U/G transmission links for LILO of 220 KV B/C, O/H 6 km transmission line between 400/220 KV Bamnoli sub-station and 220 KV Mehrauli sub-station for feeding the proposed 220 KV GIS sub-station. This would be commissioned within 12 months.

Procurement and commissioning of 220 KV GIS sub-station would cost Rs 120.33 crore and remaining transmission link would cost Rs 172.30 crore.

This will go a long way in providing quality power supply for various projects of the Delhi International Airport Ltd and DMRC, apart from feeding proposed colonisation in the nearby area.

An amount of Rs 7.30 crore has been sanctioned for revamping of left out portion of supplementary drain from Kakrola to its outfall into River Yamuna.

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