Road repair cripples south Delhi

Overbridge repair,Nehru Nagar overbridge,Delhi ring road

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: According to the officials of the Public Works Department, a railway overpass that happens to be a part of the Ring Road between Ashram and Lajpat Nagar will need crucial repairs. A plan is being discussed which likely will throw traffic out of gear for the large parts of south Delhi the moment work begins.

According to a senior official, parts of the Nehru Nagar overbridge (ROB) have developed cracks and need strengthening, while some other fitments need to be changed entirely. The agency that’s responsible for construction and maintenance of civic infrastructure will send a request for funds to the government.

It will likely take three months before work begins since tendering and selecting a contractor takes time, and the Delhi Traffic Police needs to be involved for diversion plans. According to the traffic police officials, around 200,000-250,000 vehicles cross the overpass during rush hours every day. Previous repairs in the area, such as the one on the Lajpat Nagar flyover, led to traffic tailbacks as far long as a couple of kilometers. The worst was people living close to the stretch and those using it to travel between Noida and South Delhi.

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