Partly open, but mess at Chirag Dilli flyover not over even on weekend | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Despite it being a weekend, the traffic from IIT-Delhi to Nehru Place via the Chirag Dilli flyover was very slow on Saturday. Vehicles going from Hauz Khas to Chirag Dilli too ran into jams in the afternoon. The carriageway on the flyover taking traffic from IIT towards Nehru Place was shut for repair work on Friday, though with one of the lanes left open for use by motorists.
On the second day when only one of the lanes was open for use, traffic police officers reported that most motorists preferred ascending the flyover perhaps because many were unaware that the carriageway was closed except for a single lane. The work on replacing the extension joints on the flyover will continue for at least 15 days. Several traffic officers and support staff have been posted at the site to ensure smoother movement of traffic.
Traffic officers said they directed all heavy vehicles to use Outer Ring Road while avoiding the flyover to lessen the vehicular load on the portion of the elevated road that is being repaired. “The real test will be on Monday when the office-going crowd will add to the vehicles on the road. Traffic moved slowly on Saturday, but there still were no major snarls on the day,” said a traffic officer.
Commuters travelling from Hauz Khas to Nehru Place faced traffic snarls right up to Khel Gaon flyover and on Panchsheel Marg. The tailback was around a kilometre long. Sonia Mathur faced a 20-30 minute delay near Siri fort. “Even though it’s a Saturday, I was in a jam. There’s no relief for commuters,” Mathur said. “I just hope they finish the work in the time frame announced. Every second road in the city seems to be dug up.”
Jams were also reported on Aurobindo Marg and August Kranti Marg.

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