Neighbourhood News Desk: Central Public Works Department (CPWD) has begun building an underpass and two flyovers in south Delhi’s Mahipalpur area, a project that will make the drive from Vasant Kunj to the Delhi airport signal-free. Deadline of March 2019 has been set for the constructions, which are crucial to decongest traffic to the airport that majorly relies on two major stretches: the Rao Tula Ram Marg (RTR)-Outer Ring Road stretch and the NH48 passing along the Delhi Cantonment from Dhaula Kuan.
Underpass, approximately 700 metre long, will be constructed near the existing Mahipalpur flyover on National Highway-8. One of the flyovers will come up near the northern access road (also known as airport approach road near Aerocity) and the other at the Vasant Kunj-Mahipalpur intersection. Both flyovers will be single carriageway, with the road beneath used for the opposite lane traffic. With the construction in full swing, authorities have cordoned off the area near Hanuman temple in Mahipalpur.