After missing four deadlines, the flyover at Bajghera railway crossing is finally ready to be opened for public, which is a part of much talked Dwarka Expressway in NCR promoted as a dream infra project by NHAI to be completed by May 2021. The four-lane flyover, which has been constructed to decongest the crossing, will benefit thousands of commuters who use Bajghera road. The public works department (PWD) has been informed that traffic could be allowed on the stretch from today, railway officials said on Tuesday.
The flyover has been built over the Delhi-Rewari railway track at Palam Vihar, popularly known as Bajghera railway crossing. Currently, the crossing is being managed manually by the Indian Railways and that is a big hurdle in traffic movement on Bajghera road that connects old Gurugram with Delhi via Palam Vihar, New Palam Vihar and Bajghera village.
In June 2016, the Haryana government had planned to construct a flyover and an underpass to decongest the railway crossing. The PWD, which is custodian authority of Bajghera road, constructed approach roads of the flyover and underpass, while the railways built their central portion. The underpass was opened for the traffic in November last year.
Residents living in Palam Vihar and surrounding areas have expressed happiness over the developement. Bajghera road was blocked for traffic in December 2016 due to the project. Now, it will be opened for traffic after three years. New Palam Vihar and Palam Vihar are separated by the railway track and all these years people had suffered a lot travelling via Daulatabad flyover or Chauma railway crossing. The flyover will ease traffic flow between Delhi and Gurugram also.
Delhi government has granted permission for transplanting and cutting trees for construction of Dwarka Expressway. In 2018, Union Road Transport Minister laid a foundation stone for 6-lane expressway project connecting DND-Ring Road in Delhi with Western Peripheral Expressway near Sohna. As of now, the only apparent beneficiaries are builders and building materials suppliers selling and accumulating funds from desperate buyers lured with dream videos, adverts and pamphlets around this infrastructure investment opportunity or god forbid just a nightmare joomla! Delhi may soon lose few trees to give way to Dwarka Expressway. Well, its not as sad as it sounds. They would have to plant 15 times more new saplings under the compulsory afforestation guidelines, home owners should unite & keep watching carefully.