Monday, May 08, 2017

Decongest approach to IGI, says HC

Massive traffic congestion on the Mehrauli-Mahipalpur Road, one of the routes to the IGI Airport, has caught the attention of the Delhi high court which has asked authorities to chalk out a plan to decongest the area so that passengers do not miss their flights.

To smoothen the capital's most stressful stretch, DDA has proposed construction of a bypass at Mehrauli-Mahipalpur road where on an average the traffic volume is between 20,000 and 30,000 vehicles daily on both sides.

Taking note of the number of vehicles plying on both sides of the road, a bench of S Ravindra Bhat and Yogesh Khanna said that the Delhi Government, DDA, National Highway Authority of India, Airport Authority of India and the PWD have to decide the time frame within which the proposals have to be executed.

HC directed the authorities to hold a meeting and prepare a plan for decongesting the road taken by commuters for going to Gurgaon and IGI airport.

"Having regard to the density of the built up structure and the population as well as the congestion of the vehicular traffic leading to the airport, Delhi Traffic Police and other local authorities would have also to consider the convenience of the local public at the stage of construction of the bypass if undertaken," the bench said.
08/05/17 PTI/The Times Of India