Flyover repair work to impact traffic near Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan area
Commercial vehicles coming from Ashram will be diverted to the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) flyway in a bid to ensure smooth vehicular movement to the Ring Road via Mayur Vihar and Akshardham
Motorists coming from Ashram, who plan to use the Ring Road towards Sarai Kale Khan, have been advised to avoid the route due to the ongoing repair work on the 150-metre-long flyover in front of the Sarai Kale Khan ISBT, the Delhi Traffic Police said on Friday.
“We have closed the left carriageway of the flyover—from Ashram towards ITO (Income Tax Office),” said SD Mishra, additional commissioner of police (ACP), traffic, (southern range), Delhi Police.
Vehicular movement on the opposite carriageway would remain unaffected as the road is not part of the flyover.
A senior PWD official, privy to the development, said that they are repairing the expansion joints of the flyover. “We are changing the expansion joints of the flyover, as it has developed gaps. The work started from Friday and is likely to continue for a month,” the official said.
SD Mishra said that during this fortnight, commercial vehicles coming from Ashram would be diverted to the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) flyway in a bid to ensure a smooth flow of vehicular movement to the Ring Road via Mayur Vihar and Akshardham. The commercial vehicles coming from DND flyway towards the national capital would be diverted towards the Noida-Akshardham route, he added.
“We are advising private vehicles to avoid this route due to congestion. We have deployed sufficient staff at this stretch to handle the situation. We are also handling the traffic signal below the flyover manually during this period,” said Mishra.
The traffic police have also advised motorists to avoid Ashram due to the ongoing construction of the underpass.
“Vehicles coming from Moolchand on the Ring Road and headed towards Faridabad should take Captain Gaur Marg from below the Lajpat Nagar flyover. Those vehicles coming from Sarai Kale Khan and headed towards Faridabad can take a left on the CV Raman Marg to get to the Mathura Road,” said another official.