Rani-Jhansi Flyover Inaugurated In Delhi
Rani Jhansi Grade separator, the ambitious flyover project in north Delhi was thrown open to the public by Union Environment Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. The six-lane, 1.8-km grade separator will provide connectivity to St Stephen’s Hospital near the Tiz Hazari Courts complex with Filmstan Cinema and also it will provide a link with the intersections for Baraf Khana, DCM Chowk, Azad Market and Subzi Mandi areas of Delhi.
Speaking at the inauguration Dr Harsh Vardhan said that despite missing multiple deadlines since laying of its foundation stone nearly a decade ago, the Union government ensured that funding should not come in the way of completion of this much-needed flyover.“Nearly 43 per cent of the construction work was done in the last one year and though we faced a lot of challenges in the construction of this separator, we kept working on the project and finally, it is ready for citizens. Not only it will benefit nearly 5 lakh commuters daily but a free flow of traffic would help in reducing pollution and save fuel as well”, added Dr Vardhan.
Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri who was also present at the inauguration said that when finances became a bottleneck in the completion of this project the ministry decided that 80 percent of the fund will be through Urban Development Fund(UDF) and 20% of the fund will be borne by Delhi Development Authority (DDA).”The Union Government is aggressively spearheading a series of pending projects in Delhi and all such projects will be completed by March 2019”, added Shri. Puri.