Union housing and urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri, on January 23, 2018, laid the foundation stone for the construction of an underpass and flyover, to be built in Mahipalpur in New Delhi, at an estimated cost of Rs 188 crores to ease traffic congestion. The work is expected to be completed in 400 days and it would improve traffic movement and provide ‘great relief’ to people, Puri said.
“This project will facilitate movement of traffic from the international airport and create a better impression of the city, among the visitors and tourists,” he said. Puri said the government was ‘totally dedicated’ to improving urban infrastructure and easing traffic movement in the city and several such projects would be implemented, in the coming days.
Once completed, the underpass and flyover will give relief to thousands of people who go to Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, an official said. “It will also help decongesting Mahipalpur Road and Service Lane of NH-8 in the area,” he said.