Following the directions of CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal, PWD Minister Ms Atishi inspected the Chirag Delhi Flyover once again on Saturday. During the inspection along with the officials of PWD and Delhi Police, she observed that maintenance work is running 2 days behind the scheduled date of completion due to unexpected rains in the past few days. Therefore, she inspected the officials to expedite the maintenance work on the first part of the flyover and prepare to open it for traffic by April 1. Along with this, she also directed the officials to ensure more number of workers and machines during the maintenance of the second part of the flyover, so that no inconvenience is caused to the people.
On this occasion, the PWD Minister said that Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal himself is closely monitoring the maintenance work of the Chirag Delhi flyover. “Our priority is to get the people of Delhi traffic-free. PWD is working on a war footing in this direction and will complete the maintenance work of the Chirag Delhi flyover soon so that people can get relief from traffic,” she added.
During the joint inspection with the officials of PWD and Delhi Police, PWD Minister Atishi instructed the officials to make an action plan for better traffic management during the maintenance of both phases of work. A traffic advisory will also be issued soon.
The PWD Minister also instructed the officials to ensure more number of workers and machines to avoid any inconvenience to the commuters.
It is to be noted that the maintenance work of the Chirag Delhi flyover will be completed by March 31 and the route will be opened for traffic. On the suggestion of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal, during the maintenance of the second part of the flyover, one of the two lanes will be kept open for traffic so that along with the work, traffic can also move in one lane and people do not face any inconvenience.
It is to be noted that PWD regularly does the maintenance work of flyovers across Delhi. In view of the same maintenance work is going on at the Chirag Delhi flyover and a part of the flyover has been closed with respect to it. This has increased the traffic jams on the flyover. According to PWD officials, the maintenance work was supposed to be completed in 50 days, but the PWD minister directed them to complete work at double the pace and complete it within a month. The PWD minister is monitoring the work on a daily basis to ensure the completion of the work as soon as possible.