Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Prembadi bridge to be 8-laned

Union Minister Kapil Sibal and Delhi Public Works Department Minister Rajkumar Chauhan on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for work to widen the road at Prembadi railway over-bridge from six lanes at present to eight lanes.

To cost around Rs.13 crore, the project is scheduled to be completed before the upcoming Commonwealth Games in October.

The project is aimed at facilitating to and fro movement between Rohini, Shalimar Bagh and Inter-State Bus Terminus at Kashmere Gate.

Mr. Sibal said the Commonwealth Games would usher in a sea-change in Delhi as the city prepares to showcase its world-class infrastructure related to roads during the sporting event. “We are confident that the visitors would be able to carry a good impression about Delhi, which is known as a city of flyovers,” he said, adding that the Delhi Government had undertaken a comprehensive exercise for modernisation of streetlights, increasing greenery and landscaping to spruce up the city.

The Minister said a beautification drive was also on to make the areas under the flyovers more attractive.

Mr. Chauhan said the road widening project would facilitate movement of vehicles from Rohini to ISBT and vice-versa. He asserted that all Games-related projects would be completed within the stipulated time.

The programme was also attended by Wazirpur MLA Harishankar Gupta and PWD Engineer-in-Chief Rakesh Mishra.

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