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In a major decision to boost transport infrastructure and minimise air pollution in the city, the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure Planning & Engineering Center (UTTIPEC) chaired by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has approved a new ring road connecting National Highways 1, 10 and 8. The new ring road will be between the existing Outer Ring Road and the under-construction Peripheral Expressways.
According to the plan approved by the UTTIPEC board, the new road will have provision for Bus Rapid Corridor (BRT) and Multi Road Transit System (MRTS). “The road was proposed to reduce traffic from the existing Ring Road and Outer Ring Road.
It will also reduce the load of air pollution in the city caused by vehicular traffic particularly heavy vehicles,” said a senior officer involved in the planning. “The concept of the road has a mention in the Master plan for Delhi which envisages connecting NH-1 (Delhi-Attari GT Road), NH-10 (Rohtak Road) and NH-8 (Delhi-Jaipur),” he added.
A major part of this road has already been constructed by the DDA. However, a part of the road alignment between Kanjhawala and NH-10 has been approved in the meeting on Wednesday. The proposed road has an under-bridge at Holambi Kalan and tunnel roads at Meer Vihar and Bhagya Vihar that have also been approved as part of this road. The board also approved upgradation of Bund Road which connects Bijwasan–Najafgarh to the Northern Peripheral Road. “This will facilitate local traffic movement between Delhi and Gurgaon in the first phase,” said the officer.
The board also approved pedestrian facilities; under bridges, overbridges, and parking at 20 Metro stations to improve last mile connectivity under Multi Modal Integration (MMI) projects. “MMI projects consists of foot-over bridges, underpasses, space for Auto, e-rickshaw, pedestrian facilities to facilitate last mile connectivity,” said the officer.