New Delhi: Commuting between Delhi and Gurugram is set to get easier with the inauguration of a new underpass in the national capital.
Delhi Government on Saturday opened Benito Juarez Marg Underpass for the public. Deputy Chief Minister (CM) and PWD Minister Manish Sisodia inaugurated the underpass.
The Minister called the underpass an important step toward decongesting the city roads.
“The Benito Juarez Marg underpass is a marvel of engineering and will help us provide a pleasant and safer travel experience to the commuters,” he added.
The Deputy CM said that this is one of the first underpasses in Delhi which has been built in a Y-shape and helps commuters use it in two directions.
“Dhaula Kuan, the road leading to the airport, and Sardar Patel Marg witness huge traffic during morning and evening peak hours and this underpass project was aimed at solving this problem. Lakhs of commuters moving between Gurgaon and Delhi will benefit from this every day,” he added.
Sisodia said the new underpass will also reduce vehicular pollution.
“For the commuters who take the route daily, there will be a reduction in fuel consumption by 2181 liters daily on average, which is a huge thing. This will not only save fuel for commuters but will also spare locals from inhaling the pollutants,” he added.
The PWD Minister informed that as per a study, five tonnes of carbon emission will be reduced because of this project.
“Less spending on fuel and gas will also result in huge savings for the commuters. As per an estimate, the project will help in saving Rs 18 crores annually. An individual commuter will be able to save money in the range of Rs 100-Rs 5000,” he said.