Chirag Delhi flyover to remain shut for 50 days from today
However, the traffic police has suggested necessary diversions to avoid any inconvenience to commuters
The Chirag Delhi flyover on Outer Ring Road will be closed for 25 days beginning on Sunday due to the ongoing construction work, officials said.
This will have an impact on traffic on some routes in south Delhi.
There was some relief for commuters with the opening of the Ashram flyover on March 6, but it appears to be fleeting as the Chirag Delhi flyover is being shut down, forcing them to prepare for traffic jams once more.
The repair work of the Chirag Delhi flyover began from Sunday and the work on each carriageway will take 25 days. One carriageway will be closed for traffic while the other will remain operational, the Delhi Traffic Police said.
According to an advisory issued by the traffic police, the repair work of the carriageway from Nehru Place to the IIT flyover will be taken up first and the work on the other carriageway from the IIT flyover to Nehru Place will be taken up thereafter.
Due to the repair work on the flyover, commuters on routes towards all major south Delhi areas, including Malviya Nagar, Panchsheel Park and Vasant Kunj, are likely to face traffic snarls.
However, the traffic police has suggested necessary diversions to avoid any inconvenience to commuters.
Commuters heading towards Greater Kailash and Nehru Place from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) on Outer Ring Road are advised to take a left turn from the Panchsheel flyover towards August Kranti Marg to go to Ring Road and take a right turn under the Moolchand flyover towards Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to reach their destinations, it said.
The movement of heavy and commercial vehicles on Outer Ring Road towards the Chirag Delhi flyover may be restricted as and when required to ensure a smooth flow of traffic on the stretch, the advisory stated.