AAP, not BJP, do­ing real na­tion build­ing, CM claims as he paves way for two fly­overs

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New Delhi: Chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal on Sun­day said his gov­ern­ment was con­tribut­ing to “na­tion build­ing” by con­struct­ing new fly­overs, roads, mo­halla clin­ics and schools in the cap­i­tal.

Lay­ing the foun­da­tion of two fly­overs — at Shas­tri Park and See­lam­pur in north­east Delhi — the AAP con­vener said that BJP had “ru­ined” the coun­try with its di­vi­sive politics, de­mon­eti­sa­tion, poor im­ple­men­ta­tion of goods and ser­vices tax, Rafale scam and seal­ing of shops in Delhi.

“We are con­struct­ing 21,000 new class­rooms in gov­ern­ment schools, set­ting up mo­halla clin­ics, have made elec­tric­ity cheaper and pro­vided wa­ter to 400 colonies in the last four years. This is real na­tion build­ing,” Ke­jri­wal said.

Call­ing upon peo­ple to vote for AAP in the up­com­ing Lok Sabha elec­tions to stop the “Modi-Shah duo”, the CM said Congress can­not de­feat BJP in Delhi. “Vote for a party that can de­feat BJP. In Ben­gal, Ma­mata Ban­er­jee’s party can de­feat BJP. In UP, it is the SP-BSP com­bine and in Tamil Nadu DMK. Sim­i­larly,

Nin Delhi only AAP can de­feat BJP. If you vote for Congress, BJP will win,” he said. “Nei­ther Modi nor Rahul Gandhi will be­come PM this time,” he added.

The two fly­overs, to be built at a cost of Rs 303 crore, will pro­vide a sig­nal-free jour­ney be­tween Kash­mere Gate ISBT and Ap­sara Bor­der near Seema­puri. PWD will also widen the road and improve pedes­trian fa­cil­i­ties. The project is likely to be com­pleted in 18 months and would be ready by Au­gust 2020.

The project was cleared by the ex­pen­di­ture fi­nance com­mit­tee in May 2018, while the Delhi cabi­net gave its nod in July 2018.

Of­fi­cials said the Shas­tri Park fly­over will have two car­riage­ways of three lanes each. There will be a clover­leaf for Ap­sara Bor­der-bound traf­fic com­ing from Gandhi Na­gar and an­other for ve­hi­cles headed to­wards from Kha­juri to ac­cess the fly­over. The to­tal length of the flyo-

Widen­ing of left turn

ver will be around 700 me­tres. At See­lam­pur, a 1,200m sin­gle-car­riage­way fly­over would be built along an ex­ist­ing fa­cil­ity.

For im­prov­ing pedes­trian move­ment at See­lam­pur in­ter­sec­tion, PWD will widen the ex­ist­ing un­der­pass by three me­tres. The project also in­cludes widen­ing of the road to pro­vide free left turn to­wards Jaf­frabad to help de­con­gest the cross­ing.

Shas­tri Park junc­tion and See­lam­pur are the most con­gested points on GT Road be­tween Kash­mere Gate ISBT and Ap­sara Bor­der and of­ten wit­ness long snarls. Ac­cord­ing to an es­ti­mate, al­most two lakh ve­hi­cles pass through these two choke­points daily.

The projects will re­duce travel time and save 13,802 man-hours per day. “They will also re­duce fuel con­sump­tion by 2,625 litres. The ben­e­fit will over­pass the cost of the project in four years,” said an of­fi­cial.

Fly­over at Shas­tri Park cross­ing withtwo loops One loop for traf­fic com­ing from Gandhi Na­gar and go­ing to­wards Ap­sara Bor­der. Traf­fic goes un­der the fly­over and take left on the loop Sec­ond loop for traf­fic com­ing from Kha­juri and go­ing to­wards ISBT. Traf­fic goes un­der the fly­over and takes left on the loopat See­lam­pur in­ter­sec­tion for traf­fic com­ing from ISBT side and go­ing to­wards Jaf­frabad un­derthe fly­over

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