Cabinet approves Rs 364 crore project to ease traffic on Delhi's Outer Ring Road

The flyover will begin in Munirka and extend beyond the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Dhaula Kuan.

Published: 09th March 2019 04:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2019 10:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Cabinet has approved an expenditure of Rs 364 crore for a project related to the improvement of traffic on the Outer Ring Road from IIT-Delhi to National Highway 8, and construction of a flyover and an underpass.

The flyover will begin in Munirka and extend beyond the Army’s Research and Referral Hospital in Dhaula Kuan. The underpass on BJ Marg and Inner Ring Road will allow motorists to take a right turn on the Ring Road.

The implementing agency, the Public Works Department, had got the in-principle approval from the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) in 2013. The revised cost of the project has now shot up from Rs 313.67 crore to Rs 364.87 crore.

Once complete, the flyover will help in easing traffic congestion on the Outer Ring Road and will improve east-west connectivity to the IGI Airport, Dwarka, Gurgaon and NH 8.

The underpass at BJ Marg under the Ring Road, with its facility for a right turn to enter the Inner Ring Road, will give access to the underutilised BJ Marg and ease traffic on the RTR Marg, which is now choked due to it being the South-North connectivity corridor.

According to the government, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has agreed to construct a portion of the underpass coming directly below the viaduct of the Phase III Metro line on Ring Road.

The Cabinet also approved the budget for a project for construction of the integrated campus of GB Pant Engineering College and Polytechnic in South Delhi to provide “world-class” infrastructure comparable to any technical education institute. The college, fully funded by the Delhi government, has around 2,880 students. The estimated cost is Rs 526.66 crore.

The Expenditure Finance Committee, which is headed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, approved the construction of a sports hostel for schoolboys and girls in Pitampura at an estimated cost of Rs 77.62 crore. The work is expected to be completed in a year.

The projects

  • I364 crore for project to improve traffic on Outer Ring Road.

  • I526.66 crore for campus of GB Pant Engineering College and Polytechnic.

  • I77.62 crore for sports hostel.

Stay up to date on all the latest Delhi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp