Getting you from Ghaziabad Border to South Delhi in 20 mins flat - HT

This is one road that promises you faster travel than the Delhi Metro. The opening of Barapullah elevated road has cut down travel time between Anand Vihar to South Delhi in just 20 minutes. A ride in the Delhi metro for the same distance would take at least an hour.The 4.3-km road was constructed over a period of 20 months and provided easy connectivity to athletes travelling from the Games Village to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Project had cost Rs 500 crore and the link was opened to public right after the Commonwealth Games last year.

"The 12-kilometre journey from Ghazipur border to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in south Delhi has now become completely signal free and will not take more than 20 minutes. If you take the Bhairon Road route or the Ashram route, it is at least 45-50 minutes drive" said a senior PWD engineer. If you are travelling by Delhi Metro, it will take at least 40 minutes. While traffic bottlenecks at Ashram crossing and Bhairon Marg traffic intersection add to the travelling time, changing trains at Rajeev Chowk makes travelling by the metro more time consuming and cumbersome. Senior PWD engineers said the road would decongest Ring Road at Ashram and Bhairon Road and some parts of Mathura Road.

Good news is that one more entry and exit points is being constructed to the Lajpat Nagar (before Mulchand Flyover) which will provide alternative entry and exit points for Barapullah Elevated Road. This will be ready by April 2011 and then phase-II will be started in which the road will again be elevated from near the parking at Bhishm Pitamah Marg almost up to INA market. Once all of these new work is over, a large number of people will use the elevated road from Noida/Ghaziabad Border.

The road, said PWD officials has been opened only for bikes , light vehicles and buses. Heavy commercial vehicles like trucks will not be allowed on this stretch.

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