Project Launched to Improve Traffic Flow in Delhi
India’s Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs ( MoHUA) Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated Monday a skywalk and Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at the junction of Sikandra Road, Mathura Road, Tilak Marg, and Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg at ‘W’ point near Hans Bhavan in Delhi.
Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi Anil Baijal, Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi, Secretary MoHUA Durga Shankar Mishra, Chairman, NDMC Naresh Kumar, Vice Chairman DDA Tarun Kapur, and other officials were present on the occasion.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had, as part of the decongestion plan of Delhi roads, sanctioned an amount of Rs. 54.84 crore to decongest ‘W’ Point and provide easy and safe passage to pedestrian by way of providing a skywalk at this junction.
The ITO Crossing and ‘W’ Point Junction are the two busiest crossings as far as pedestrian traffic is concerned. There are over 25 major offices and other institutions located in this area. Approximately 30,000 pedestrian cross various roads around ITO Crossing and ‘W’ Point.
A large network of public utilities has been constructed to connect all the sides of various roads (Tilak Marg, Sikandra Road, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Mathura Road) with Pragati Maidan Metro Station.
The Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Hans Bhawan has also been constructed to provide easy and safe movement to the pedestrians. The skywalk with a length of 400m has a width of 5m, and the length of Loop and Ramp is 130m having width of 3m. The length of FOB at Hans Bhawan is 54m having width of 5m.
Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau
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