City BJP buoyant after poll results

Will focus on 'Modi wave' in meetings

The Delhi BJP on Tuesday decided to showcase the growing ‘Narendra Modi wave’ in its corner meetings ahead of the city Assembly elections after the saffron party’s good performance in Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir polls.

Some BJP leaders who met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at the foundation stone laying function of the extension of elevated Barapullah Flyover in the morning also discussed the possibility of holding early polls in the city, sources said.

There is a feeling in the BJP that the poll results in the two states, particularly the Valley, may have a positive effect in the capital, they said.

The city unit celebrated the party's victory in Jharkhand and winning 25 seats in Jammu and Kashmir, which is more than double its tally in that state in 2008.

The party has decided to strengthen corner meetings in every Delhi Assembly constituency as good results in both the states have boosted the morale of party workers.

Party leaders claimed there would be a tough fight in Delhi but the BJP was sure to win comfortablly to form the government.

Assembly elections in Delhi have been delayed strategically as the BJP was not sure if it would be able to win sizable majority for forming the government due to the AAP giving a tough fight, said a party source.

In the coming days, BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to meet senior Delhi unit leaders in different Assembly constituencies.   
Barapullah road

Rajnath Singh, meanwhile, laid the foundation stone of the extension of elevated Barapullah Flyover Phase-3 from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar at a function organised near Mayur Vihar Metro Station. 

The cost of the third phase from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar would be Rs 1,260.63 crore and it would be commissioned within the 36 months.

The commissioning of  Phhase-3 would reduce travel time from Mayur Vihar in east Delhi and Noida to south and other parts of the city,  resulting in big relief to commuters.
Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung said the completion of the entire project of Barapullah Elevated Road would benefit lakhs of commuters every day.

According to officials, with the new phase of the project the travel time from East Delhi to AIIMS will be reduced to 10 minutes.

At present, 70,000 PCUs (Passenger Car Units) ply over Barapullah Phase-I stretch. This project has already recovered its cost by savings in time and fuel.

After completion of Barapullah Phase-3 by December 2017, it is estimated that up to 1,50,000 PCUs will ply on this stretch and by 2020 it will recover its cost by way of saving in time, fuel and reduction of CO2 emission, which would be to the tune of Rs 500 crore per year.
DH News Service

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