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LG Baijal inspects Rani Jhansi flyover

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday inspected progress of construction of the Ram Jhansi Grade Separator, with commissioner of North MCD assured commissioning of the project by March 31 next year.
The Rani Jhansi Fly over Project is set to miss another deadline, fixed earlier by the LG for November end during his last inspection.
Some shopkeepers at a stretch near Filmistan have managed to get a stay against demolition orders from the Supreme Court
Despite repeated promises and four rounds of inspections by LG Baijal, this major decongestion infrastructure project of northwest Delhi is still only 82 per cent complete.
The stay comes after North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) managed to get the approval for demolition from Delhi High Court.
"We are trying our best to get the stay revoked at the next hearing on Friday and are roping in additional solicitor general Pinki Anand to fight the case on our behalf," a North MCD official said.
Conceived in 1998 and commissioned by the erstwhile MCDin 2006, the Rani Jhansi grade separator project is still incomplete.
Due to delays, the cost of the project over the years has escalated from the initial Rs 177 crore to over Rs 825 crore, at the last count.
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