The Delhi government will construct an elevated corridor in Najafgarh to ease traffic congestions in the area, an official statement said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Transport minister Kailash Gahlot, who is also the MLA from Najafgarh, held a high-level meeting with the senior Public Works Department (PWD) officials on Wednesday.
During the meeting, Sisodia approved the first phase of the project which will be spread over 4.8 kilometres and benefit lakhs of people every day.
Vehicles plying on the Najafgarh-Phirni road, Kapashera road, Dhansa road, Bahadurgarh road and Nangloi road will be able to use this elevated road and avoid traffic jams, it said.
Sisodia said, "The Delhi government is working round the clock to decongest the roads of the capital from traffic jams. The Najafgarh-Phirni Road, which is one of the main routes followed by people commuting between Delhi and Haryana, gets heavily jammed during peak hours.
"But after this new elevated corridor is completed, commuters will not have to enter Najafgarh to cross the city. They can use the elevated corridor and save their travel time."
Sisodia added that the project will benefit lakhs of commuters everyday and decongest the roads in Najafgarh.
Those travelling between Najafgarh to Kapashera road, Dhansa road, Bahadurgarh road and Nangloi road will be able to take the direct route instead of entering the Najafgarh area, he said.
Apart from this, people from more than 200 colonies in surrounding areas, including Prem Nagar, New Gopal Nagar, Gopal Nagar Extension, Dharampura, New Roshanpura and Lokesh Park, will get relief from traffic jams after the completion of this elevated corridor, the statement said.
"The project will be a boon for everyone commuting through Najafgarh to Bahadurgarh or Jhajjar or other parts of adjoining states. This 4.8 km of the radial elevated corridor will be another landmark road stretch that will help in decongesting Najafgarh city.
"In addition, it will help reduce the commuting time of travellers between Delhi and Haryana by half," Gahlot said.
According to officials, there will be seven up-down ramps at the elevated road with a one-way carriageway. The total length of the ramps will be 1.68 km.
-With PTI Input