PWD not constructing any flyover on BRT section : Chauhan

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New Delhi, May 5 (UNI) Delhi PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan today clarified that the Public Works Department is not constructing any flyover on the 5.8 km Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) section from Ambedkar Nagar to Mool Chand Crossing.

Describing as "baseless" a report appearing in this regard in a section of media, Mr Chauhan said,''as far as the PWD is concerned, no flyover is either being constructed on this section nor it is in pipeline.'' ''The reported news item seems to be confusing and could be only an imaginary suggestion as no action in this regard has been initiated by the Public Works Department,''Mr Chauhan said.

Mr Chauhan said the reported construction of this flyover near Deer Park could not be related to the BRT section as this flyover is Africa Avenue Marg - Vedant Diksha Marg flyover which might have a mistak (as that related to BRT) while filing the said news report.

''The flyover is, however, at a reasonable distance from BRT Section,''he said.

He said the functioning of the PWD is transparent and its projects which are still in the pipeline are also well known to the media.

Mr Chauhan said that PWD is constructing three flyovers on the Outer Ring Road to make it signal free and reduce journey time substantially.

The foundation stone of three flyovers on the Outer Ring Road was laid by Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit on May 9 last year. The flyovers with an estimated combined cost of Rs 248 crore would be commissioned before the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The construction of these three flyovers - on the Outer Ring Road at Africa Avenue Marg - Vedant Diksha Marg, Vivekanand Marg - Nelson Mandela Marg - Poorvi Marg and Rao Tula Marg -Benito Juarej Marg intersections is in full swing.

The first two flyovers would have a double carriage way whereas the third one would have a single carriage way. The length of the first flyover is 900 meters, second flyover 1200 meters and third flyover is 800 metres long.

The three flyovers on a single road i.e., Outer Ring Road at short distances would go a long way in making vehicular traffic smooth.


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