Urban Development minister Venkaiah Naidu today sanctioned five projects worth Rs 658 crore aimed at decongesting traffic in Delhi.
Working towards the development of infrastructure in Delhi, Urban Development minister Venkaiah Naidu today sanctioned five projects worth Rs 658 crore aimed at decongesting traffic in the national capital.
From flyover construction to ramps and separators, we take a look at the five projects announced today:
1) Construction of flyover and underpass connecting Mahipalpur, Aerocity, Airport and NH-8.
2) Construction of flyover-cum-road over-bridge near Narela for providing direct access from NH-1 to Bawana Industrial Complex.
3) Construction of skywalk and foot-over bridge near ITO for safety of pedestrians going to offices located in and around ITO.
4) Construction of up-ramp and widening of road near Kashmiri gate and Nigam Bodh Ghat.
5) Construction of 1.6 km long Grade separator at Rani Jhansi Road.
Delhi is known for its massive traffic jams and some of these measures may go a long way in helping ease traffic flows. Yet another iniiative that the Centre is working on involves building up a network of driverless pods.
Introduction of driverless pods is an initiative that is being led by Nitin Gadkari, and will help control high pollution levels in the NCR. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that work on the Metrino pod system will start in a few months.
Moving towards solutions to urban transportation problems, the government is hopeful of rolling out a cable car or pod facility between Delhi and Gurgaon. Gadkari has announced the Metrino Personal Rapid Transit System from Delhi-Haryana border to Rajiv Chowk and Sohna road (Badshahpur Chowk) as a pilot project.
According to some media reports, the pilot project will span a 13km stretch from the Gurgaon-Delhi border to Badshapur Mod on Sohna Road and is estimated to cost Rs 850 crore.
Metrino pods are small (car size), fully automatic, driverless vehicles that travel independently suspended under an overhead network of light guideways, 5 to 10m above street level.