The Chirag Delhi flyover on Outer Ring Road in the national capital will remain closed for a period of 50 days from March 12, 2023, due to repair work by the Public Works Department. After this announcement, the Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory advising the commuters to take alternative routes to avoid jams. According to the advisory issued by the traffic police, the repair work of the flyover will be done from March 12 and it will take 25 days to repair each carriageway, due to which it will remain closed for traffic while other carriageways will remain operational. ,
The traffic advisory by Delhi Traffic Police states, “The carriageway from Nehru Place to IIT Delhi Flyover will be repaired first and the carriageway from IIT Delhi Flyover to Nehru Place will be repaired thereafter. The carriageway may increase the amount of traffic on the road.” and may cause inconvenience to the general public.”
The news of Chirag Delhi flyover being closed for nearly two months comes at a time when the Delhi government has thrown open the much-awaited Ashram flyover extension to the public, easing the traffic woes between Noida and Delhi. The Ashram flyover extension connects the DND to the Ashram flyover via an elevated road, thereby reducing traffic in South Delhi.
“Commuters going to railway stations, airport, hospitals etc. are advised to plan their departure well in advance and use alternate routes to avoid delay. Moolchand under Nehru Place flyover and to their destination Follow Lala Lajpat Rai Marg towards Hospital flyover,” the advisory said.
According to IANS, the Delhi Traffic Police has advised commuters traveling from IIT Delhi towards Greater Kailash and Nehru Place on Outer Ring Road to take a left turn towards August Kranti Marg from Panchsheel flyover and go to Ring Road and under Moolchand Turn right at Flyover towards Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to reach your destination.
Commuters in this direction were also advised to take left turn towards Aurobindo Marg from IIT flyover to Ring Road and right turn towards Lala Lajpat Rai Marg under Moolchand flyover to reach their destination.
“The movement of heavy and commercial vehicles may be restricted on the Outer Ring Road towards Chirag Delhi flyover, to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the stretch,” it added.