Ex-Congress MP Mishra forcefully opens flyover in Delhi

Ex-Congress MP Mishra forcefully opens flyover in Delhi

Ex-Congress MP Mishra forcefully opens flyover in Delhi

Former Congress MP Mahabal Mishra and his supporters today “forcefully” opened an elevated corridor between Vikaspuri and Meera Bagh, a day before Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was scheduled to formally inaugurate it, prompting PWD to file a police complaint.

In a statement, the former West Delhi MP claimed he along with hundreds of party workers inaugurated the 3.4-km long flyover from Vikaspuri to Meera Bagh as the Congress party has allotted funds for its construction.

Meanwhile, a senior official said that Public Works Department (PWD) has filed a written police complaint for “forcefully” inaugurating the elevated corridor.

“PWD has filed (a) police complaint against miscreants who illegally tried to intrude Vikaspuri Elevated Road to be inaugurated by the Delhi Chief Minister on Sunday,” the official said.

The corridor will make five intersections on the stretch signal-free -- Anand Kunj Junction, Manohar Nagar Crossing, Keshopur Crossing, Sabji Mandi Junction and Meera Bagh Junction. Residents of Jankapuri, Vikaspuri, Tilak Nagar, Jawalaheri, Pachim Vihar will be benefited the most.

A section of the elevated corridor between Vikaspuri and Wazirabad, commuters are expected to save 12 minutes of traffic time while approaching Janakpuri, Vikaspuri, Tilak Nagar, Jwalaheri, Pashcim Vihar and Bhera Enclave. The flyover has provision for rainwater harvesting.

According to government, smooth and uninterrupted traffic on the stretch is also expected to save emission of atleast 38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per day.

The 22 km signal free Vikaspuri-Wazirabad corridor was divided into four parts -- Vikaspuri to Meera Bagh, Madhuban Chowk to Mukarba Chowk, Mangolpuri to Madhuban Chowk, and a stretch from Mukarba Chowk to Wazirabad. Mukarba Chowk to Wazirabad is still under construction.

The state government is also planning a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor in the nearby areas of the corridor.