The commute time between the Capital and Gurugram will now get shorter for lakhs of drivers, with the opening of the Benito Juarez Marg Underpass right here on Saturday.
Constructed at a price of ₹143.78 crore, the 1200-metre lengthy two-lane Benito Juarez Marg Underpass was inaugurated by Public Works Division (PWD) Minister Manish Sisodia.
The underpass, Mr. Sisodia mentioned, was an essential step in the direction of decongesting metropolis roads, tackling the difficulty of air pollution and positively affect two to a few lakh day by day commuters.
The federal government mentioned it’s the first underpass of its sort in Delhi — in a Y-shape in order to permit commuters from each side — and is predicted to cut back vehicular footfall on the Dhaula Kuan intersection by 25%.
“The Benito Juarez Marg underpass is a marvel of engineering and can assist us present a pleasing and safer journey expertise to the commuters,” Mr. Sisodia mentioned.
“Dhaula Kuan, the street resulting in the airport and Sardar Patel Marg witness enormous site visitors throughout morning and night peak hours and this underpass mission was aimed toward fixing this downside. Lakhs of commuters shifting between Gurgaon and Delhi will profit from this on a regular basis,” he added.
In keeping with the federal government, commuters taking the route day by day are anticipated to register a discount in gasoline consumption within the vary of ₹1,000 to Rs. 5,000.
The newly inaugurated underpass is replete with wall work and paintings, a street hump design to forestall water logging and LED lights. A 670-metre skywalk connecting the 2 sides of the underpass on San Martín street and Benito Juárez route can be a part of the mission.