For Delhi-Haryana commuters, new integrated transit corridor

In a bid to decongest roads and provide a smooth commute for the public travelling from Delhi to Haryana, the Public Works Department has planned to develop an integrated transit corridor and improve street network connectivity at Outer Delhi’s Peeragarhi junction, one of the key stretches connecting the borders of the capital.
Officials said the project will be carried out in a phased manner. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio of the PWD, directed the officials to complete the project in the stipulated time and ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the commuters during the construction. The project is scheduled to be completed over the next one and half years, said officials.
“The junction is a major connecting point between Delhi, Haryana and other states and the traffic load has increased over the years. This project will help lakhs of commuters at Peeragarhi junction during peak hours,” said officials.
Officials said that the total width of new carriageway will be 20 metres. The proposed underpass will make the stretch signal-free. The underpass will have a two-lane carriageway at Balbir Singh Marg. “Having a signal-free stretch will decongest roads and provide a smooth commute to people of Delhi,” said the official.
The department has also planned to widen the ROB (Road Over Bridge) alongside the Ring Road going towards Mangolpuri. “At present, the ROB towards Mangolpuri creates heavy traffic congestion as it is very narrow. Therefore, the 500-metre stretch will be widened to three lanes on either side of the road. This will smoothen the flow of traffic along the stretch,” said an official.