North-South Road Corridor to Reduce Travel Time Between Wazirabad, IGI to 30 Minutes: All You Need to Know
New Delhi, July 5: The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, on Tuesday approved the proposal of a 29-km partially elevated corridor between Wazirabad and Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). Proposed by the Delhi government, the corridor will reduce the travel time to the IGI Airport from two-three hours to 30 minutes for the residents of North Delhi and will also help in the decongestion of the roads in the city.
Informing the media about L-G’s decision, PWD minister Satyender Jain said that the construction of the north-south corridor will partly be done over the Najafgarh drain. He also informed that the L-G has directed the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure, Planning and Engineering Centre (UTTIPEC) to speed up the approval of the construction of the Rs 6,000 crore project. After Barapullah, this will be the second corridor constructed largely over a drain.
Here’s everything you need to know about 29-km North-South Corridor:
- The North-South corridor will consists of six lanes and will have all the modern facilities for fire safety, ventilation, lighting etc.
- The total length of the corridor will be 29 km. A large part of the corridor (9 km) will be constructed on the Najafgarh drain. In all, the project will cost around Rs 6,000 crore.
- This will be the second corridor constructed largely over a drain, first one is Barapullah. The corridor will have a 6.1 km tunnel between Zakhira and Pankha Road that will be constructed under Satguru Ram Singh Marg.
- The corridor will be a big relief for vehicular traffic coming from North Delhi. According to reports, the project will be completed within three years from the date of start.
- Meanwhile, the government is also planning to start high speed buses on the elevated corridor so that affordable mode of transportation can be provided to lakhs of Delhiites.
- The signal-free corridor will reduce the travel time between Wazirabad and IGI Airport to 20 to 30 minutes. Currently, it takes around three hours to reach Delhi Airport from Wazirabad.
The construction of the North-South Road corridor will begin as soon as the UTTIPEC approves the project and as per the reports, the construction of the project will take up to three years.