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Three new flyovers on a 7.7 km stretch on Outer Ring Road got the go-ahead in a PWD meeting on Thursday. The Rs 542-crore flyovers between Mukarba Chowk and Wazirabad Chowk are part of the Rs 2,200 crore project that seeks to make Outer Ring Road signal-free between Vikaspuri and Wazirabad.
The project will also include widening of the eight-lane National Highway 1 to 12 lanes.
Two additional loops will be built at Mukundpur Chowk for a right turn while four foot overbridges along the stretch are also part of the plan.
Work has already begun in most other parts of the overall project, which is expected to bring relief to endless traffic snarls on the stretch. PWD officials said construction of these flyovers will not lead to traffic bottlenecks as they will also increase the width of the existing road. All the flyovers will be built on single piers to minimize the road space to be taken up by foundation pillars, added officials.
PWD has planned seven flyovers and one underpass along the 17 km stretch from the Janakpuri district centre to Chandgiram Akhara. In a bid to ease traffic congestion on the stretch, the project hopes to let vehicles zip past in a highway-like ride and cater largely to thoroughfare.

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