LG Baijal oversees progress of work at Rani Jhansi grade separator
NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday visited and inspected progress of construction work for the Grade Separator at Rani Jhansi road for the fourth time since he took office.
The Rani Jhansi Flyover grade separator project, work for which started in 2008, was supposed to be completed by 2010, but ran into several legal troubles and has been stuck in limbo since
North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) had started construction for the flyover at a cost of Rs 122 crore. Over the past eight years, however, the cost escalated to Rs 825 crore.
The 1.8 kilometre long flyover, after completion, will connect Pusa Road, Upper Ridge and Rohtak Road through Filimistan Cinema, DCM Chowk, Azad Market and Roshanara Road. It further extends to ISBT (kashmere Gate).
Baijal was accompanied by Principal Secretary (Urban Development) Rajiv Yaduvanshi, North MCD Commissioner Madhur Vyas, Delhi Jal Board CEO Keshav Chandra, Railway authorities and concerned officers from other agencies.
During his visit, the LG observed that a number of old/unused vehicles have been parked around the site. He directed North MCD and Delhi Police to remove all vehicles parked in an unauthorised manner at the earliest.
He further instructed that it should be ensured that no malba/garbage is thrown at the under-construction site and cleanliness is maintained.
The LG also chaired a meeting with all stakeholders to assess the progress and status of the work at the project site office at DCM Chowk.
Vyas assured him that the work is in full flow and set November 30 as the new date for completion of work. He also apprised Baijal that issues which were hindering the project till now have been resolved.
Railways officials apprised that railway works will be completed by October, in all respects.
Chandra told the LG that the work related to DJB pipelines has been completed.
Baijal also instructed Vyas to undertake landscaping and beautification of the space under the flyovers.