Bara­pul­lah Ph-IV scrapped, PWD looks for other ways to con­nect south Delhi with IGI

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New Delhi: The much-awaited fourth phase of Bara­pul­lah project — which was to con­nect south Delhi with Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port — has been scrapped, with Pub­lic Works Depart­ment now sug­gest­ing two al­ter­na­tives.

A nearly 10km-long con­tigu­ous fly­over on Ring Road is among the pro­pos­als put for­ward by PWD to de­con­gest one of the most used stretches of the city. Ac­cord­ing to se­nior govern­ment of­fi­cials, the pro­pos­als are a part of the con­tin­gency plan put in place to han­dle the ad­di­tional load of ve­hi­cles on Ring Road in view of eight Gen­eral Pool Res­i­den­tial Ac­com­mo­da­tion (GPRA) colonies planned along the way.

One of the plans in­volves cre­at­ing an el­e­vated road link­ing six fly­overs be­tween Moti Bagh and La­j­pat Na­gar on an ap­prox­i­mately 10km-long stretch on Ring Road. The other pro­posal is to build an el­e­vated cor­ri­dor from INA to Mahipalpur through Afri

of Bara­pul­lah el­e­vated cor­ri­dor, from Sarai Kale Khan to Jawa­har­lal Nehru Sta­dium to INA,

El­e­vated cor­ri­dor from INA to Mahipalpur through Africa Av­enue Road

from Mayur Vi­har Phase-I to Sarai Kale Khan,

El­e­vated cor­ri­dor link­ing six fly­overs be­tween Moti Bagh and La­j­pat Na­gar ca Av­enue Road.

Bara­pul­lah Phase-IV was to be 7 kilo­me­tres long, of which 4.5km would have run along rail­way tracks. It was to be con­nected with Bara­pul­lah Phase-II el­e­vated cor­ri­dor at INA and would have cov­ered Saf­dar­jung Air­port, Saro­jini Na­gar, Chanakya­puri and Dhaula Kuan be­fore fi­nally drop­ping down in front of Army Hos­pi­tal at Delhi Can­ton­ment.

The lat­est de­vel­op­ment leaves the Bara­pul­lah project with three phases — phases I and II are al­ready op­er­a­tional and phase III is ex­pected to be com­pleted by 2020-end. Sources said the new pro­pos­als had been sent to higher au­thor­i­ties for ap­proval. At least one of the pro­jects is likely to be ap­proved by Oc­to­ber-end.

Un­der the GPRA project, eight colonies on Ring Road — East Kid­wai Na­gar, Saro­jini Na­gar, Ne­taji Na­gar, Nau­roji Na­gar, Kas­turba Na­gar, Thya­garaja Na­gar, Srini­vaspuri and Mo­ham­mad­pur — are be­ing re­de­vel­oped.

A PWD of­fi­cial said that the cor­ri­dor from near INA in south Delhi to the air­port via Africa Av­enue and Mahipalpur by­pass could serve as a by­pass for Jaipur, Gur­gaon and the air­port-bound traf­fic from east Delhi. The ap­prox­i­mate bud­get for Bara­pul­lah Phase-IV was Rs 300 crore and the project would have taken two years to com­plete. It was aimed at cut­ting the peak travel time from east Delhi to the air­port to 40 min­utes from the cur­rent 90 min­utes.

Atwo-wing bridge be­tween Sarai Kale Khan and Jawa­har­lal Nehru Sta­dium is cur­rently op­er­a­tional. The link be­tween INA mar­ket and JLN sta­dium also started last year. Bara­pul­lah is one of Delhi’s ma­jor road in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects, with its first phase com­ing up dur­ing the 2010 Com­mon­wealth Games when the link from Sarai Kale Khan to Nehru Sta­dium was opened.

As part of the sec­ond phase ex­ten­sion, three loops were opened in Jan­uary 2018. Th­ese had come as a boon for trav­ellers from Ma­ha­rani Bagh, Sid­dhartha En­clave, New Friends Colony and Sarita Vi­har.

| East Kid­wai Na­gar, Saro­jini Na­gar, Ne­taji Na­gar, Nau­roji Na­gar, Kas­turba Na­gar, Thya­garaja Na­gar, Srini­vaspuri and Mo­ham­mad­pur

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