Taking immediate cognizance of the heavy traffic jam on the Chirag Delhi Flyover, PWD Minister Ms. Atishi held a meeting with senior department officials to resolve the issue on priority basis. During the meeting, the PWD minister directed the officials to identify alternative ways to decongest the Chirag Delhi flyover as soon as possible and complete the maintenance work of the flyover within a month. The PWD Minister herself will review the progress of the maintenance work of the flyover. In this regard, she instructed the officials that daily reports be made available regarding the same. This will ensure a fast pace of work.
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 for the same. This has increased traffic jams on the flyover. According to PWD officials, it will take nearly 50 days for them to complete the maintenance work. But the PWD minister directed them to complete work at double the pace and complete it within one month.
Along with this, the PWD minister instructed the officials that information about alternative routes should be disseminated among the commuters to avoid inconvenience to them.
The PWD minister also discussed the matter of restriction on the movement of heavy vehicles on the newly constructed Ashram-DND Extension flyover. On this, the officials said that due to the passing of high-tension electric wires over the flyover, the movement of heavy vehicles has been restricted as it can prove dangerous for such vehicles. The PWD minister instructed the officials to shift these high-tension wires within the month of March itself so that heavy vehicles can pass through here as soon as possible.
Alternate routes for commuters using Chirag Delhi Flyover:
From IIT to Greater Kailash and Nehru Place
- Commuters can take a left turn under the Panchsheel flyover and go to August Kranti Marg. After taking a right turn on Ring Road, they can go ahead from Moolchand via Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to GK or Nehru Place.
- From the IIT flyover, commuters can go towards AIIMS via Aurobindo Marg. From there, reach Moolchand via Ring Road and take a right turn at the red light and go towards Nehru Place or Greater Kailash via
From Nehru Place to AIIMS or Defence Colony
-Commuters going from Nehru Place to IIT, AIIMS, Dhaula Kuan or Defense Colony, take a right turn from under the Nehru Place flyover to Lala Lajpat Rai Marg and reach Defense Colony via Moolchand.
-Take a left turn from Moolchand red light and go towards AIIMS and Dhaula Kuan via Ring Road. From AIIMS, take a right turn on Aurobindo Marg and go towards Hauz Khas or IIT.