Fifth day of traffic disruption caused by flyover closure
Traffic in south Delhi has been affected due to the closure of key stretches for repair and construction works. The Chirag Delhi flyover was closed on Sunday for a combined 50 days, while a section of the Delhi-Jaipur Highway (NH-48) between Rangpuri and Rajokari was shut for 90 days from Tuesday. Commuters are facing inconvenience due to the closure of these routes, with long delays and traffic snarls becoming a daily affair. The Delhi Traffic Police has been regularly updating commuters about traffic movement along the routes on its official Twitter handle.
The police have deployed extra personnel along the closed routes and are trying their best to ensure smooth flow. However, the movement of vehicles is slow due to the construction work on the other carriageway of the Chirag Delhi flyover route. The police are suggesting alternate routes to reduce inconvenience and are alerting commuters about the flow of traffic.
Pragya Tiwari, who travels to Delhi for work from her home in Gurugram, has been witnessing heavy traffic on NH-8 due to commuters being diverted from the closed section of NH-48. On Tuesday, Public Works Department Minister Atishi directed officials to complete the Chirag Delhi flyover maintenance work within a month against the earlier deadline of 50 days. She also held a meeting with senior department officials to resolve the issue on a priority.