Rs 658 crore has been approved by the urban development ministry for 5 major infrastructure projects in Delhi.
While 4 will be new projects, the Center has approved Rs 85 crore for completion of the stalled grade separator at Rani Jhansi Road, a project that has started in 2006. The new projects are an underpass and flyover connecting Mahipalpur, Aerocity, IGI Airport and NH-8: A foot over bridge and skywalk near ITO; a flyover cum- rail over bridge near Narela for providing direct access from NH-1 to the Bawana Industrial Complex and widening of the road near Nigambodh ghat and ISBT Kashmiri gate.
For direct access to the airport from passenger coming from Gurgaon, Faridabad and South Delhi the Center government has decided to build an underpasses and flyover connecting Aerocity, northern Mahipalpur, NH-8 and Airport. The cost of it will be Rs 188 crore.
An official of Delhi public works department said “These projects were jointly identified by different government agencies in Delhi and UD ministry. Center provides 80% funding under UDF. In last week central assistance was cleared and we had been pursuing the projects.