Highway projects worth Rs 50,000 cr underway in Delhi to ease traffic congestions: Gadkari
New Delhi: The Centre has undertaken highway projects worth Rs 50,000 crore to tackle traffic congestions in the national capital, which is battling against the problem of pollution, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Saturday. In addition, projects worth Rs 5,000 crore are being implemented to check pollution in the river Yamuna, Gadkari –who also holds the water resources and river development portfolio –said after inaugurating a four-lane flyover at Dhaula Kuan junction here.
The minister said this flyover is the first step towards developing a signal-free corridor to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and efforts are on to complete all other projects on the corridor in the next three months.
"With inauguration of this flyover, a major bottleneck has been removed as traffic jam here not only caused delays but also created pollution. The remaining work on the corridor will be completed in three months," he said. mpost