New elevated corridor to make it easier to go to Madhuban Chowk

A new corridor will come up between Madhuban Chowk and Mukarba Chowk on Outer Ring Road.

While laying the foundation stone for the corridor at a function, chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday said the capital has been witnessing the biggest ever infrastructural development in the country and her government is committed to making it into an advanced world-class city which will be emulated by other developed cities of the world.

The corridor will built at an estimated cost of Rs 422 crore.

She said Public Works Department has been working to turn Delhi into a city with a huge infrastructure including roads, flyovers, elevated roads, underpasses and footover bridges with escalators.

The corridor will have a 2.60-kilometre elevated road starting from Pitampura T-Junction-power lighthouse to Mukarba Chowk. Its total length is 3.80 kilometre.
Union minister  Kapil Sibal, PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, MLAs Devender Yadav, Mangat Ram Singal and Surender Kumar were also present.

Chauhan said all the Congress legislators are confident of their victory and the fourth term of the government as Dikshit has changed the face of Delhi.

“The corridor for which the construction work started today is part of a well-planned scheme to make entire section from Vikaspuri to Wazirabad signal-free with construction of seven flyovers and elevated roads at an estimated cost of Rs 2,200 crore,” said Chauhan.

He added that corridor will have a 60-metre right of way with total length of 3.80 km, including 2.60 km elevated portion, which will ensure signal-free movement of traffic from Madhuban Chowk to Mukarba Chowk, facilities for pedestrians, bus lanes, green belt, footpath, cycle track and rain water harvesting. 

The intersections at power house T-Junction, north Pitampura T-junction, Prashant Vihar T-Junction, Shalimar Bagh Crossing near Rohini Jail and Badli T-Junction will become signal-free.

Areas such as Pitampura, Prashant Vihar, Rohini sector-8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15,16 and 19, Badli, Haiderpur, Shalimar Bagh and users of Outer Ring Road will be benefited.

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