As the two carriageways of the Chirag Delhi flyover on the Outer Ring Road will be closed for 25 days each, people travelling to and from the South Delhi area may experience traffic jams for the next 50 days. The Public Works Department (PWD) will restore the elevated road while the flyover is partially closed.
A brief about for 50 days Chirag Delhi flyover to be closed
On March 6, the Ashram Flyover reopened to the public, providing some relief for the traffic. The reprieve was only temporary, though, as the shutdown of the Chirag Delhi flyover will only make things worse for drivers.
According to the Delhi Traffic Police, work would be done on one carriageway at a time while the other is kept open during the Chirag Delhi Flyover renovation. It will take approximately 25 days to repair one carriageway.
According to a traffic police advise, repair work will be done first on the carriageway leading from Nehru Place to the IIT overpass, and subsequently on the carriageway leading from the IIT flyover to Nehru Place.
Traffic towards all significant south Delhi neighbourhoods, including Malviya Nagar, Panchsheel Park, and Vasant Kunj, will be impacted by the flyover shutdown.
To avoid any disruption, the Delhi Traffic Police recommended commuters to avoid specific portions and to use alternate routes.
The general public may experience disruption as a result of the roadway closure’s increased traffic. In order to minimise delays, commuters going to hospitals, airports, train stations, etc. are recommended to schedule their departure in advance and use other routes.
Those travelling to hospitals, airports, train stations, and other locations may encounter delays, thus it is urged that they use other routes and plan their commutes with the flyover closure in mind.
Traffic will be redirected from Nehru Place in the direction of Panchsheel or left in the direction of Khanpur.
At Panchsheel, commuters can either continue straight or make a left turn for Moolchand and a right turn for Khanpur.
It is advisable to turn right under the Nehru Place flyover and follow Lala Lajpat Rai Marg till you reach the Moolchand Hospital flyover if you’re headed to Dhaula Kuan, AIIMS, Defence Colony, or any other nearby locations.
It is advised for commuters travelling from IIT Delhi on the outer ring road to Greater Kailash and Nehru Place to turn left at the Panchsheel flyover to access Ring Road and to turn right under the Moolchand flyover to reach Lala Lajpat Rai Marg.
Individuals travelling from IIT Delhi on the outer ring road to Greater Kailash and Nehru Place must turn left at the IIT flyover towards Aurobindo Marg to get to the ring road, and then they must turn right under the Moolchand Flyover to go to Lala Lajpat Rai Marg.
The movement of heavy and commercial vehicles on the Outer Ring Road towards Chirag Delhi may be restricted when necessary, according to a senior traffic cop.