Naidu announces Rs.3,250 cr bonanza for decongestion and development of Delhi

By Accommodation Times News Services

Venkaiah NaiduMinister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu announced a Rs.3,250 cr special assistance for decongestion of roads and development of Delhi. Various projects to be taken up in this regard will be funded from the Urban Development Fund of the Ministry of Urban Development. This was announced by Naidu after launching the intensive Swachh Delhi campaign at a programme organized by the Delhi Government here today.

Under the package announced by Naidu, Delhi Government will be provided with Rs.1,500 cr, DDA with Rs.1,665 cr and North Municipal Corporation of Delhi with Rs.85 cr for executing various projects.

Giving details of the projects to be supported by his Ministry, Naidu informed that Delhi Government will be supported for addressing different choking points through improvement of road geometry and construction of under passes and flyovers to enable traffic decongestion. Delhi Government will prioritise projects in consultation with Delhi Police, Municipal bodies and PWD.

The projects to be taken up by the Delhi Development Authority are :

1.Construction of1 km long Rail Under Bridge at Holambi and Rail Over Bridge of 1.40 km length at Mundka, on Eastern Urban Road-I at a cost of Rs.615 cr;

2.Construction of 860 meter long Rail over Bridge at Narela on Urban Eastern Road-I for decongesting Outer Ring Road at a cost of Rs.400 cr;

3.Construction of 1.50 km long Tunnel near Bhagya Vihar and Meer Vihar on Urban Eastern Road-II at a cost of Rs.300 cr which helps in decongesting Outer Ring Road; and

4.Completion of the 3.50 km stretch of Dwarka Express Way between Urban Eastern Road-II and Northern Peripheral Road providing relief to the residents of Dwarka and Gurgaon by reducing travel time and decongesting NH-8.

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