Six-lane flyover inaugurated
A six-lane flyover at Mukundpur Chowk on Outer Ring Road, which is expected to ease traffic flow on National Highway-I in North Delhi, was inaugurated on Friday.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Public Works Department Minister Satyendar Jain inaugurated the 900-metre flyover, whose construction cost was Rs 12 crore less than its sanctioned cost of Rs 62 crore.
Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, the Deputy Chief Minister said the Delhi government was trying to “relieve people from queues” by executing several projects, but “some persons” were making “efforts” to make people stand in long queues across the country.
Speaking at the inaugural function of a six-lane flyover at Mukundpur crossing on Outer Ring Road, Sisodia said although the AAP government feels the pain of people when they got stuck in traffic, Centre “doesn’t feel” the same seeing people in long queues outside banks and ATMs.
“The Delhi government is trying to ensure people don’t have to stand in queues, but there are some persons who want people to stand in long queues across the country.
“We understand the pain of people...Could you imagine how people used to suffer due to long traffic jams at this stretch? We need to understand people’s problems.
This flyover is just not the only flyover, rather it was constructed to ensure people are not stuck in long traffic jams,” he said.
He also said people living nearby will be benefitted due to the completion of this flyover, adding “we want to give people a life of ease and dignity by this project”.
“Once upon a time, I used to tell my friends that I live in East Delhi and then they replied that how you live in this area which has traffic problems. In such areas, there is an undeclared emergency,” he also said.
Since demonetisation has been announced by the Prime Minister, there have been long queues outside banks and ATMs with people seeking to exchange old notes and withdraw money.
Sisodia also said the city administration takes care of public money, but the PM’s name allegedly comes up in a “bribery case”.