IT skilled Prerna Singh breathed a sigh of aid when the Ashram flyover reopened final week after being shut for near 100 days. Residing in Vasant Kunj and travelling to Noida each day, the 24-year-old was amongst hundreds of south Delhi residents who needed to overcome site visitors snarls to succeed in her office throughout this era.
Now, she is bracing to cope with one other months-long spherical of snarls.
Traffic will probably be affected on sure routes in south Delhi for restore work on one of many carriageways of the Chirag Delhi flyover on Outer Ring Road. The flyover will stay closed for 25 days from Sunday for the primary spherical of restore works, officers mentioned.
“I stay in Vasant Kunj and should journey to Noida each day. This will probably be a headache for me. First, we needed to undergo due to development on the Ashram flyover and now (the authorities are closing the flyover at) Chirag Delhi.
“It will create a delay of not less than an hour in my journey. I can not take the metro as I work late. The different routes will solely be longer. I want the work is completed shortly,” Singh mentioned.
For some, the sensation of deja vu started on Sunday itself as site visitors snarls gripped elements of south Delhi.
“I got here from Noida to my workplace on Press Enclave Marg. The sudden closure of a flyover carriageway has led to site visitors jams and that too on a Sunday,” mentioned Shashank Singh, who works for a regulation agency.
“I needed to take a flip in the direction of Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg however was caught in a site visitors jam for 40 minutes,” he added.
Commuters rued that their journeys can be extended due to the carriageway closure.
Uday Bhardwaj, a non-public sector worker, mentioned, “With the closure of a flyover carriageway, I’ll face numerous issues in reaching my workplace at Panchsheel Park.
“I stay in Noida and it normally took me 40 minutes to succeed in however now I should take an extended route that may be overcrowded because of diversions. There needs to be a scientific method to restore (these flyovers) and one shouldn’t cease their functioning anytime they need.” There can also be apprehension that Navratri festivities, which commences later this month, will make crossing the areas across the flyover a nightmare.
“This will have an effect on day by day commuters for the following 50 days, significantly round April 21 to 29 as there will probably be heavy footfall of devotees close to the Kalkaji temple space for Navratri.
“When the Ashram flyover was reopened, we thought that we’ll lastly get some aid from Delhi’s infamous site visitors,” mentioned Bhaskar Sinha, a banker.
Bhaskar Sinha, nonetheless, stays optimistic and mentioned regardless of the short-term trouble, finally they would be the ones who profit.
According to a Delhi Traffic Police advisory, restore work will probably be taken up on the Nehru Place-IIT carriageway first.
Due to the flyover’s closure, commuters travelling in the direction of all main south Delhi areas, together with Malviya Nagar, Panchsheel Park and Vasant Kunj, are more likely to face site visitors snarls. However, the site visitors police has advised diversions to keep away from inconvenience.
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