Faridabad and Delhi commuters face the nightmarish congestion at Ashram chowk almost daily. Now, with the Delhi government clearing the 14 km Kalindi Kunj bypass, they will perhaps see an end to their woes. The project, conceived in 2002, had been stalled since owing to land acquisition issues.
A Public Works Department (PWD) official said the bypass will begin from the Ring Road near the DND flyover loop and end at a point near the Badarpur border. “Project details had been submitted to the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning and Engineering) Centre for clearance. At a meeting on November 22, the L-G gave approval to the alignment for the Kalindi Kunj bypass,” the official said.
Once all clearances are in, the project will be completed in three years. “An environment impact study will be conducted. A detailed model will be made and submitted to the Delhi Urban Art Commission and the Yamuna standing committee for clearance. We are awaiting the formation of the next state government because it has to go to the Cabinet for scrutiny,” the PWD official said.
A consultant hired by the PWD turned in a feasibility report on the bypass, suggesting three alignment possibilities.”We shortlisted the alignment that will cause minimum disruption. The bypass will start near the DND flyway loop and run parallel to it till Batla House, up to which point it will be at-grade. From there, it will be built along the old Agra canal (no longer in use) on stilts since it will be near the Yamuna banks. It will again be at-grade along the canal and connect to the Badarpur bypass built by Haryana,” the official said.
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