To end RTR traffic mess, elevated link to Munirka flyover proposed
The Vasant Vihar residents are in favour of the solutions proposed by PWD, but the residents along the RTR flyover have opposed the reduction in size of the service lane.
“We are in favour of the long-term solutions, but want a timeline for implementation of the plan. Extension of the Munrika flyover is required to allow traffic flow from Poorvi Marg,’’ Dr Gautam Vohra, president of Vasant Vihar RWA, said.
Original Plan & Problems
Rao Tula Ram flyover, part of Commonwealth Games projects, was inaugurated in October 2009
Initially, planned as two-way flyover, it was reduced to three-lane and one way
All protests against the project were ignored to meet the CWG deadline
One-way flyover was opened for traffic from IGI Airport to IIT
After complaints of bottleneck on the road below, the traffic flow was reversed to IIT towards IGI Airport
Change in traffic flow led to bottleneck outside Army Research and Referral Hospital
Finally, the three-lane flyover was divided to make it two-way
Hunt For Solution
Public Works Department hired RITES to study the 7-km corridor on the Outer Ring Road, from IIT to NH-8 junction
RITES recommended that RTR flyover be made six-lane and two-way
Agency also suggested it could be extended to better utilise roads such as Nelson Mandela Marg
PWD proposed a new link, bypassing Mehrauli to Mahipalpur Road, to NH-8
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