Delhi: Three more months of navigating the maze of ashrams

The Ashram flyover extension is scheduled to be completed by September . The main stretch of one of Delhis most important arterial roads connecting the west, south, and east to Noida .

NEW DELHI: Motorists traveling on Ring Road across the Ashram intersection, where the flyover extension is being carried out, will have to deal with traffic for at least another three months as the project is scheduled to be completed by September this year, according to the Public Works Department (PWD).We were aiming to complete the work by August, but a senior PWD official told the mail that it is expected to be completed by September.Heavy traffic is now a regular sight for commuters from Sarai Kale Khan ISBT towards Ashram, especially during the peak hours.In addition, work on the Ashram flyover extension, which will connect it to the DND flyway, has done some harm to the Ring Road.

Due to the unsafe road condition, commuters have been compelled to slow down.The speed of travel has been greatly reduced with only two lanes on each side of the existing flyover at Ashram Chowk, according to a spot visit on Thursday.Three supporting pillars are already being worked on, after which the carriageway will be constructed.The foot overbridge, ramps, footpath, road signs, and streetlights are yet to be completed by PWD.

Three lanes separate the exit arm of the DND flyway and the Ring Road, which lead to three lanes towards Ashram.Because of this, traffic flow during peak hours is extremely high, and free movement is curtailed, leading to bottlenecks.To address this issue, the proposed flyover, which is projected to cost Rs 128 crore, will be integrated with the existing flyover, which will mean traffic from AIIMS on the Ring Road will be directed toward the DND flyway and vice versa.Traffic in the area has been reduced to a lesser extent since the construction of the Ashram Chowk underpass.

To prevent waterlogging, the underpass is 410 meters long and covered with a roof.Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of India, laid the foundation stone in 2019.