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The unsolved maze of traffic in Dwarka

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The sigh of relief that the residents of Dwarka heaved after the inauguration of the Palam-Dwarka flyover lasted for just four years. The safety measures taken by the traffic police and DDA following a sudden spurt in accidents on this stretch have turned the flyover into a choke point. The peak hours witness long traffic jams on this narrow flyover.

While DDA engineers claim safety measures were taken to reduce accidents and traffic snarls, daily commuters point out faulty planning.

“For a projected population of 10 lakh, the flyover seems narrow and ill-equipped to deal with such high traffic. When the DDA was spending so much money on the project, it should have planned a six-lane flyover, instead of the existing four-lane,” said Vinay Menon, a sector 14 resident.

“Many charted buses continue to stop on the flyover. Slow-moving vehicles like carts are not allowed on the flyover, but they still ply with impunity, slowing down the traffic,” Menon added.

Clogged, congested, chaotic
Metro’s Dwarka corridor promised to solve traffic problem on Najafgarh Road. Though a large number of motorists left their vehicles home and hopped on to the Metro, this traffic intersection continues to be one of the most busy and congested.

Karkarola Mod serves as the gate to Dwarka sub-city. Traffic to and from Najafgarh, Kakrola group of colonies and Dwarka converge here.

The presence of Dwarka Mod Metro station just 50 meters form the T-point adds to the traffic. Although the traffic police have recently installed a traffic signal on this intersection and the public works department has constructed a slip road, traffic snarls just refuse to ease. The presence of makeshift shops and illegally parked commercial vehicles add to the problem.

“I have been using this road for the past 10 years but the kind of traffic that I have seen in past six months is unprecedented,” said RP Malik, a resident of Najafgarh.

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Five new Metro junctions by Sep 10

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Long-distance Metro commuters have reasons to cheer. Come September, travelling by the Metro on many important routes may become less time-consuming.

DMRC is expanding its interchange station network. It will add as many as five interchange metro stations to its existing network of four stations for better connectivity.

The new interchange stations will be at Kirti Nagar, Ashok Park Main, Central Secretariat, Dwarka Sector 21 and Airport Line New Delhi Railway Station.

The existing interchange stations are at Kashmiri Gate, Rajiv Chowk, Yamuna Bank and Inderlok Metro Station.

“The five new interchange stations will be ready a month before the Commonwealth Games. We have all necessary permissions from the Central and state governments for the same,” said Anuj Dayal, DMRC spokesperson.

“The new interchange stations have been designed keeping in mind the convenience of commuters as regards time-saving and reducing the distance to be covered. This arrangement will make travel cheaper too,” Dayal added.

The New Delhi station of the Airport Express Line will be an underground station with check-in/check-out facility, frisking, luggage checking and security. It will be a totally dedicated express line.

This 19.2 km stretch will provide smooth connectivity between New Delhi Railway Station, Connaught Place, City Centre and the Airport.

Besides providing interchange facility for commuters travelling on Line 2, it will also provide direct access to the airport for passengers from New Delhi Railway station.

At the Ashok Park main interchange station, metro lines from Inderlok and Kirti Nagar will converge and move towards Mundka, said DMRC officials.

From Ashok Park, trains from Mundka will be diverted to Kirti Nagar and Inderlok.

The interconnection between Kirti Nagar and Ashok Park Main station will be of great relief to commuters of the Dwarka Sub-city and Rithala-Inderlok line.

“This inter-connectivity of around three km will drastically reduce a distance of around 15 to 16 kms covered by passengers while commuting from Dwarka sub-city to Rithala line and vice-versa,” said DMRC officials.

The Dwarka Sector-21 station, connecting the metro link to the IGI Airport will be an integrated station involving passenger interchange between the proposed Airport Express Link and Line 3 of the Delhi Metro from Dwarka to Noida.

According to DMRC, “The metro rail link between Dwarka and Airport is necessary, because, in its absence, Dwarka residents will have to travel approximately nine to 10 kms extra each time they make a trip to the airport.”

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Haryana gives road project to Unitech, DLF

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With pressure mounting from developers who had purchased land in the new sectors adjoining the Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), the Haryana government has decided to award parts of the work to two real estate majors who have upcoming projects along the route.

While the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) has awarded work on a 1.3-km stretch of the 5.2-km road to Unitech Ltd, another 2 km has been given to DLF Ltd. The remaining part of the 90-metre-wide corridor will be awarded, after tendering, to anyone willing to take the project at the price offered six months ago.

Meanwhile, HUDA has written to the government for sanctioning Rs 132 crore to begin work on a 12.5-km stretch of the 18.5-km, 150-metre-wide Northern Peripheral Road (NPR). About 3.5 km of the NPR is under litigation, while another 2 km is in fragments and cannot be built unless the stay orders are vacated.

HUDA, which has floated tenders inviting international consultants for designing these two roads, is also in consultation with officials and experts in New Delhi who have designed various Commonwealth Games projects. “If all goes as per plan, we will float tenders for the NPR by mid-July,” said Pankaj Kumar, Superintending Engineer, HUDA.

The two four-lane corridors will also have 30 metres of green belt on both sides, separate lanes for slow and fast moving traffic, slots for a Metro line and public utilities as well as scope for future expansion.

“Land acquisition for the road is on priority so that developers can benefit from the good connectivity,” explained Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner Rajender Kataria. The NPR has five bridges, including a railway overbridge at Garhi Harsaru, for which tenders will be floated separately, he added.

The roads are an important part of the Gurgaon-Manesar Masterplan 2021. Along with the Kundali-Manesar-Palwal Expressway, the aim is to take away 40 per cent of traffic on the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway by providing a shorter alternative. Work on the NPR has been inordinately delayed since several residents of Daulatabad and New Palam Vihar, whose houses were to be demolished, moved court. A final order is still awaited.

The two roads
NORTHERN PERIPHERAL ROAD:
The 18.5-km NPR will connect Dwarka and National Highway 8.

The road will start from Dwarka, connect Palam Vihar and the upcoming big SEZs in Gurgaon to join the NH-8 near Kherki Dhaula.

SOUTHERN PERIPHERAL ROAD:The SPR will connect Badshahpur Chowk to Kherki Daula on NH-8.

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New company to manage ISBTs

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The Delhi Cabinet on Monday gave the final nod for creating a special purpose vehicle to manage the Capital’s existing inter-state bus terminuses (ISBTs) at Kashmere Gate, Anand Vihar and Sarai Kale Khan, and the new ISBTs to be built at Dwarka and Narela areas.

The company will be registered with an authorised capital of Rs 10 crore, officials said. The Secretary-cum-Commissioner (Transport) will be the chairperson of the company, whereas the Special Commissioner, Transport, will be its managing director. The general manager, ISBT, will be its full time executive director.

The company will also have five more directors.

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Cable operator’s body found, drunken brawl suspected

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New Delhi, Jun 7 (PTI) The body of a 25-year-old cable operator was discovered outside a DDA market in southwest Delhi today with police suspecting it to be a result of a drunken brawl.

The body of Akash Kumar, the cable operator, was discovered near Sector-VI market in Dwarka at around 6 am.

Investigators said it appeared that Akash and one of his associates were drinking with three other cable operators from the area.

They apparently entered into an argument which soon turned violent during which Akash and his associate were assaulted, a senior police official said.

Akash’s associate was beaten up and is recovering at a private hospital. Akash died after he was repeatedly hit on the head with a blunt object, police said.

“Initial investigations suggest that he was hit with some heavy object like a rock,” the official said.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

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WATER CRISIS

The Delhi High Court has directed the brass of DDA and Delhi Jal Board to meet and come with a solution before the Court by July 19.  The DJB claimed before the court that the board was supplying water at uniform rate throughout Delhi, DDA blamed that the DJB is backtracking on its promise to take water supply work in Dwarka.

PUBLIC CONVENIENCE

Result for continuous follow-up by Dwarka Forum for public conveniences at Dwarka has started to come up.

SNATCHER AT WORK AGAIN

Despite many reforms by the police to tighten the security, the chain and purse snatching cases continues unabated.  The latest victim is Rekha Simon of Din CGHS, Sec-4, Dwarka.  She was going to her home from Sector 10 along with her daughter when two motor-cyclists striked and snatched her purse and ran away. Two policemen immediately followed them but the snatchers manage to flee.  The PCR van standing nearby was very helpful and left the victim to her home.  Some cash and her victim’s mobile were in her purse and she has little hope of getting back these items.

In another incident, On Friday noon, two bikers have snatched the chain of woman and ran away.  Police has registered the case and in inquiring the matter.  The victim, Rimiya, resident of Radhika Apartments was with her mother when the chain was snatched.  According to victim, the bike number was  DL 7F 7377.

Source of above news’ – Dwarka City and Dainik Jagran

NEW VOTERS I CARDS

From 26th onward, the different forms for making voter’s I cards will be available in the government’s school located in different sectors of Dwarka.  A campaign for new voters cards will take place from that that.  For more details call 25332350.
(Source – Above phone and Election office of sector 1, Dwarka).
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