Friday, November 18, 2016

Finalise plan for underpass to airport at Mahipalpur crossing:

New Delhi: The Delhi government and its Public Works Department (PWD) have been directed by the High Court here to finalise within four weeks a proposed plan to build an underpass at a crossing here to provide another route to IGI Airport through Vasant Vihar.
A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Jayant Nath was told that the proposed underpass would reduce traffic flow on Rao Tula Ram Marg which currently caters to vehicles going to Gurgaon, Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, Palam domestic airport and Dwarka sub-city.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) told the bench that first the Delhi government and its PWD have to finalize the plan and then it would come to NHAI for final approval.
NHAI contended that the plan has been pending with the government since March this year.
The court, thereafter, directed the Delhi government and its PWD to carry out the exercise expeditiously, preferably within four weeks, and to file status report regarding the progress on the next date of hearing on January 18, 2017.
Delhi Traffic Police was directed to file a report indicating extent of usage of the Delhi Development Authority bypass road towards Mahipalpur from Mehrauli here.
17/11/16 PTI/Business Standard