The effect of the jam on the Chirag Delhi flyover of Delhi is being seen in an area of five kilometers. Most people are using alternative routes, but now the pressure of vehicles is increasing on these routes as well. It has been only six days since the repair work of a carriage-way on the flyover began. It is expected that the work on this will be completed in 10 days.
Since last Sunday, a carriage-way of the Chirag Delhi flyover was closed for vehicular movement. On the way from Nehru Place towards IIT, there is a long jam on the carriageway under this closed flyover. On Friday too, there was a long queue of vehicles from Chirag Delhi Chowk to Nehru Place flyover. Here vehicles are taking 20 to 25 minutes to cross the red light.
Due to Chirag Delhi, two other roads from Moolchand to Chirag Delhi and Khanpur to Chirag Delhi are already affected by the jam. Apart from these, traffic jam has also started increasing in Hauz Khas, Greater Kailash, Amar Colony, Defense Colony, Aurobindo Marg, AIIMS Hospital, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, Khanpur, Sangam Vihar, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Saket etc. The traffic police is trying hard to deal with the jam under the Chirag Delhi flyover, but due to increasing pressure of vehicles, there is no relief from the jam at this place.
repair work expedited
Following the instructions given by the Delhi government, the repair work on the carriageway of Chirag Delhi flyover has picked up pace. Excavation work was going on at two places above the flyover on Friday afternoon. At the same time, laborers were engaged in work at other places as well. Here welding work was going on on the iron present in the joint. Some laborers were seen engaged in the work of cutting and installing the rebar. The PWD had earlier said to complete this work in 50 days, but the Delhi government has given instructions to complete it within a month.
Reduction in jam on NH-48
Due to the construction work being done by NHAI on NH 48, there is also a reduction in the traffic jam. There was a huge jam here on Tuesday. Since then people have reduced the use of this route. A large number of drivers are going to Dhaula Kuan via Bijwasan, Kapashera, Dwarka and Palam. Some people are reaching South Delhi using the Mehrauli-Gurugram road. Many people are leaving their vehicles and traveling by metro. The benefit of this is being seen on NH 48 and normal jam is being seen there as before.
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