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Metro set to throw traffic out of gear

Vishal Kant, New Delhi, Apr 9, 2013, DHNS :

Big diversions planned due to phase 3 work

Driving on Ring Road and some of the arterial roads linking it to south Delhi is soon to be an uphill task from next week as the traffic police are coming with massive traffic diversions at some of the prime locations in view of construction of Metro phase 3.

From next week, traffic will be diverted at five major commercial hubs Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar market, Lajpat Nagar, Nizamuddin and INA.

Traffic diversion is likely to happen soon at South Extension, Vinobapuri and Ashram. But as of now, the diversion plan of these areas is sent back to Delhi Metro with amendments suggested by traffic police.

“A survey was conducted by traffic police and DMRC at eight construction sites. The new traffic plan at Bhikaji Cama Place, Sarojini Nagar market, Lajpat Nagar, Nizamuddin and INA has been approved. We have asked them to make certain changes at the other three sites,” said Anil Shukla, additional commissioner of police (traffic).

Police said diversions at Ashram and Vinobapuri are specifically a cause of concern due to the lack of space.

Public advisories for diversions are being prepared and would be notified by the next week, officials informed.

“Barricading of roads would begin when the trial run of traffic starts,” said Shukla.

Spill-over


While the police would notify the exact traffic diversions by next week, traffic is likely to be affected at some of the arterial roads as a spill-over effect such as at Firoze Gandhi Marg near Lajpat Nagar, access to Barapullah from Aurobindo Marg, road connecting Africa Avenue to Ring Road, August Kranti Marg and Green Park among others.

Police said that no road would be completely closed at any given point of time.
“The diversions are being planned in a way that only a portion of a particular carriageway is barricaded at a time. Once the work is over, the other side of the carriageway would be barricaded,” said Shukla.

Traffic diversions are likely to be in place at these locations for next two-three years, varying from place to place.

 

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