Barapullah Elevated Road- East to South Delhi in 10 mins


East Delhi-IGI Rd on cards

Rahul Chhabra, New Delhi, Sept 3, 2014, DHNS:

Barapullah Road may be extended till airport, NH-8

Travelling from east Delhi to the airport and the Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway in the west could be reduced to just a zip thorugh.

Impressed by the success of the elevated Barapullah Road over a drain, the Delhi government is studying the feasibility of extending the signal-free road between Sarai Kale Khan and INA up to the airport and the Delhi-Gurgaon Highway – a part of the National Highway 8 going upto Jaipur.

Public Works Department’s Engineer-in-Chief  Dinesh Kumar confirmed the proposal and said: “We are studying  various options for going up to the airport and the Delhi-Gurgaon National Highway number 8.”

“Consultants would be asked to suggest the best alignment for extending the elevated road,” he said. The proposed extension would be of about 20 km and cost around Rs 125 crore for each km. 


One of the options being studied is to take the elevated road over Aurobindo Marg up to the Indian Institute of Technology crossing and linking it to the Outer Ring Road, before touching the highway.

“The elevated road is going to progress over open drains for most part of its extension from INA to National Highway 8,” said an official.

Another alignment option under consideration is to take the elevated road from INA to R K Puram, Vasant Kunj, Mahipalpur and then touching the National Highway, he said. 

Officials in the PWD said the union transport and urban transport ministries had given encouraging signals to Delhi engineers to explore possibilities of taking the Barapullah elevated road up to the airport and the highway.

“The idea is to ensure that Gurgaon-bound traffic, which enters Delhi from eastern borders, is prevented from mingling with traffic on city’s arterial roads so that there is no traffic congestion,” said an official.

The ministry has asked us to think and not worry about  the funds, said an official, hinting at the possibility of a public-private parternship mode for financing the capital intensive project.

Engineers in PWD said consultants for the western extension of the Barapullah Road may also look at the possible hurdles in taking forward the elevated road. 

“They may also recommend if any part of the road would need to be a tunnel,” said the official.

The over 8 km Barapullah drain road, whose proposal at one stage was scrapped ahead of the Commonwealth Games, is a signal-free stretch for Delhi drivers travelling between east and south Delhi. The elevated road project has seen several modifications and extension proposals to add to its utility. The entire project is expected to be worth Rs 1,000 crore.

Reach Yamuna e-way the easy way

Monday, 24 September 2012 00:46

Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

In its bid to facilitate a hassle-free journey for tourists from Delhi to Agra, the Union Tourism Ministry has proposed the linking of Barapullah elevated road to Noida toll road at DND flyover.

The link will help Agra-bound commuters reach Yamuna Expressway smoothly. Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahay has sent a missive to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit seeking a connect between Barapullah flyover and Noida Toll Bridge.

“This will come as a relief to tourists who visit Agra from hotels around Connaught Place and Sardar Patel Marg. If they take the Barapullah elevated road from INA Market, they could bypass the busy South Extension, Moolchand and Ashram crossings and head straight to Agra. For this, Barapullah elevated road will have to be linked to the Noida toll road on the Ring Road side,” the letter said. The DND flyway is an eight-lane on the main carriageway that connects Noida to Ashram in south Delhi and has a 1.9 km link to Mayur Vihar.

A senior PWD official said the offer is not in sync with the extension plans and they are currently working on connecting Barapullah road to Mayur Vihar. When asked, PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan said that the Government will consider the proposal and the decision to this effect will be taken by the Chief Minister. “A meeting to this effect will soon be called,” he added.

“The opening of Agra expressway between Noida toll road and Agra will prove attractive as it will considerably reduce time now taken by travelling through Delhi and Faridabad. Since about 45,000 to 55,000 vehicles travel every day between Delhi and Agra, it will convenience tourist traffic and come as a boon to tourists travelling to Agra,” Sahay said in the letter.

He further stated that the land belongs to Delhi Administration. But at a reasonable cost, the link between Barapullah and the Noida toll road could be established sooner rather than later.

The Delhi Government had earlier decided to appoint a consultant to examine the feasibility of proposal of Noida Toll Bridge Company Ltd to integrate the Barapullah elevated road with the DND flyover. The consultant report is still awaited.

 Operators of the Delhi-Noida-Direct (DND) flyway have proposed to the Delhi Government to connect the Barapullah elevated road to the flyway for better linkage between South and East Delhi.

A presentation to this effect was made before Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and PWD Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan last year. In their presentation, Noida Toll Bridge Company has proposed a new bridge on Yamuna and its integration with DND flyway to decongest at landing point in Mayur Vihar. It is estimated to cost around Rs 700 crore to 800 crore.

The Noida Toll Bridge Company had earlier sent a letter to Delhi Government proposing integration of Barapullah elevated road. It has proposed easy connectivity from INA/Jangpura, Delhi to Mayur Vihar/UP Link Road, Nodia /Greater Noida and future elevated corridor over Shahdara drain. It said that utilising DND would provide signal-free access to Mayur Vihar as well as Noida and Greater Noida/Agra via the Yamuna Expressway. Officials of Noida toll road said that  the UP and Delhi Governments are committed on contract as per agreement that they won’t construct a new bridge in the vicinity of the DND until the toll bridge achieves at least 60 per cent usage.

The work on the proposed Barapullah elevated road to connect it to east Delhi in Mayur Vihar and AIIMS in south Delhi is likely to start by December end this year.

Second Barapullah loop opens

TNN Aug 15, 2012, 01.39AM IST

NEW DELHI: Chief minister Sheila Dikshit inaugurated the second Barapullah loop connecting Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to the elevated road on Tuesday. At 11.15am, the access loop was opened to public by the CM in the presence of PWD minister Raj Kumar Chauhan.

"We have managed to save Rs 40 crore on the construction of Barapullah phase 1. The project had the cabinet approval for Rs 550 crore — Rs 475 crore for the construction cost estimate and Rs 75 crore for shifting services. However, the tender cost was done in Rs 435 crore, thereby saving a substantial amount," he added.

"A penalty of 10% of the project cost has been imposed on the contractors for delaying the loop. This will decrease the project expenditure further. Work on phase 2 will begin by January while the study for phase 3 is being conducted," Chauhan said.

The opening of the access loop means that from now on, you can zip from Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to east Delhi on the Barapullah elevated road. The slip road above Sunehri Nala will act as an access point for traffic coming from ITO on the Lala Lajpat Rai Marg to the elevated road towards east Delhi.

"Those travelling from ITO along Lala Lajpat Rai Marg will be able to get on to the elevated road via a loop near Aman Hotel and can drive down to Sarai Kale Khan avoiding traffic on Ring Road," said a senior PWD officer connected with the project.

Motorists can nowget on to the elevated road from east Delhi near Sarai Kale Khan to go towards south Delhi, or get on near Lodhi Road to go towards east Delhi.


East Delhi 20 minutes closer to Defence Colony now

Indrani Basu, TNN Mar 18, 2012, 01.18AM IST

NEW DELHI: The Barapullah elevated road has once again dramatically improved connectivity between two areas of the capital. You can now zip from east Delhi to Defence Colony by taking the slip road above Kushak Nullah – which was thrown open to traffic on Friday afternoon – and reach Lala Lajpat Rai Marg in no time. This route is expected to cut down commuting time between Sarai Kale Khan and Defence Colony by at least 35 minutes in peak hours and 20 minutes in non-peak hours, said officials.

"Those travelling from Sarai Kale Khan towards Lodhi Road on the elevated road can use this slip road to exit just before the Defence Colony flyover," said a senior PWD official connected with the project.

This way commuters will be able to bypass the heavy Ring Road traffic – and the congested Ashram intersection or the rickety Okhla barrage road – while heading for Defence Colony, Jangpura, Moolchand Hospital, Lajpat Nagar, Greater Kailash-1 and other south Delhi areas. PWD has constructed traffic slowing devices in the form of rumble strips at the end of the slip road so that vehicles can slowly merge with the fast-moving traffic crossing the Defence Colony flyover and pose no threat to the residents of Jangpura.

The opening of another slip road on the other side, connecting Lala Lajpat Rai Marg with the elevated road, will provide a similar option for those travelling from south to east Delhi. This slip road, which is being constructed above Sunehri Nullah, will provide access to the elevated road from Lala Lajpat Rai Marg near Aman Hotel. Commuters will be able to climb on to the road at this point and have a smooth ride to Sarai Kale Khan, said officials. But that is still a couple of months away with May being the latest deadline.

PWD is planning several other links between the elevated road and other arterial roads. In the second phase of the Barapullah project, PWD proposed multiple connections between the road, Ashram and DND. The road will be extended from JLN stadium to INA Market. The project, pegged at a cost of Rs 530 crore, is awaiting cabinet approval.

"Phase II will provide free flow of traffic by easing traffic congestion on Ring Road at Ashram, Mathura Road, Bhairon Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg and other arterial roads. This will also work as a link connecting NH-24 with NH-8," said a senior government official.

"In Phase II, more slip roads will be constructed so that people can enter and exit the elevated road from more places. Slip roads will connect the road with Ashram and DND which means people can climb on to Barapullah straight after exiting DND or while driving from Ashram. Two more slip roads will come up at Lala Lajpat Rai Marg besides the two that are being constructed at present," said the official.

While Phase II will include extension of the elevated corridor from JLN up to INA market for a distance of 2.5 km, the proposed elevated road will have a six-lane (restricted) carriageway.


East to meet south in 10min

New Yamuna Bridge To Extend Barapullah Rd To Mayur Vihar

Ruhi Bhasin TNN

New Delhi: A new bridge will be constructed over the Yamuna as part of a plan to extend the Barapullah elevated road up to Mayur Vihar Phase I. It will come up beside the old pontoon bridge between Nizamuddin Bridge on NH-24 and DND Flyway. Work on this nearly 4-km stretch will be taken up in phase-III of the project.
    Currently, the 4.3-km Barapullah road runs from Sarai Kale Khan to JN Stadium. If sanctioned, the extended road will provide signal-free access between Mayur Vihar and AIIMS. Second phase entails elevation of the stretch from Bhishma Pitamah Marg till INA Market and connecting it to more areas through slip roads. The project has been approved and awaits fund allocation.
    “This proposal has to be placed before the Cabinet for approval. After this, a consultant will be appointed to carry out a feasibility study to fix the alignment under phase-III. The consultant will carry out surveys and geo-technical and hydraulic investigations. A detailed project report will then be prepared,’’ said a PWD official.
    The extended road from Sarai Kale Khan will terminate at either Mayur Vihar Phase-I crossing or Star City Mall across the Yamuna. “Travel time from east to south Delhi will be reduced to 10 minutes. After getting all approvals, construction will take at least five years,’’ said an official.
    The civic body said it was hoping to begin work on phase-II by this year-end. “Funds have to be allocated by the government for phase-II under which the elevated road will be extended from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to Aurobindo Marg near INA Market,’’ said an official. The approximate cost of phase-I and II is Rs 1,202 crore. The new bridge is being made as per the Master Plan 2021.
    Besides the two slip roads being constructed at Lala Lajpat Rai Marg under phase-I, more slip roads will be made along the elevated road to improve connectivity. “Under phase II, more slip roads will be constructed so that people can enter and exit the elevated road from more areas. Slip roads will connect the road with Ashram and DND. Two more slip roads will be made at Lala Lajpat Rai Marg,” said an official. One of the slip roads will enable traffic movement from JN Stadium to Lala Lajpat Rai Marg while the other will be for traffic moving towards Oberoi Hotel.
    Of the two slip roads being constructed under phase-I, the exit slip road near Moolchand should be ready by this month-end. It will provide easy access to people heading towards Greater Kailash, Jangpura, Defence Colony and Lajpat Nagar. Till now, commuters could only get off the elevated road near JN Stadium. But the other slip road, which was supposed to provide access to the elevated road from Lala Lajpat Rai Marg towards Sarai Kale Khan, is not likely to be ready before the monsoon.
    The Barapullah elevated road was constructed in 20 months at a cost of Rs 500 crore. It was meant to provide easy connectivity to Commonwealth Games athletes while travelling from the Games Village to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.


Phase-III involves extension of Barapullah elevated road from Sarai Kale Khan to Mayur Vihar Phase-I The alignment being looked at requires an additional bridge on Yamuna New bridge will be built between Nizamuddin Bridge on NH-24 and DND Flyway along the alignment of old pontoon bridge The bridge will either descend near Mayur Vihar Phase-I crossing or Star City Mall
Travel time between south & east Delhi will go down by 10 min
Project requires Cabinet approval after which a consultant will be appointed for feasibility study to fix alignment
Construction will take five years after approvals
In the ongoing phase-II, the road will be extended till INA Market and will descend opposite Dilli Haat

Source: Times Of India By Ruhi Bhasin East to meet south in 10min


Barapullah road may be extended till Mayur Vihar

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 17, 2011

The expansion of Barapullah elevated road between Mayur Vihar in east and INA in south may start soon. The public works department (PWD) is giving final touches to its detailed project report. Senior PWD officials said that the DPR would be placed before the Delhi Cabinet in the next few days. <

P>The extension of the existing 4.4kilometre road on either side would directly connect east and south Delhi. Senior PWD engineers said that the expansion of the road would not only reduce travel time, but will also take the pressure off NH-24 and DND Expressway—the two other roads that connect east and south Delhi.

While the extension of Barapullah road up to INA has been in the Delhi government's scheme of things for quite some time, the idea to extend it up to Mayur Vihar was floated before the Commonwealth Games. Delhi desperately needs another bridge across the Yamuna to keep pace with growing population in east Delhi and Noida.

"If the road is extended up to Mayur Vihar, it will decongest the other bridges on Yamuna as well as the stretch from Sarai Kale Khan to Aiims on the Ring Road. This stretch often witnesses huge traffic snarls during peak hours," said a senior PWD engineer.

The PWD is also working on Kalindi Bypass project which will connect Kalindi Colony near Ring Road with Faridabad in Haryana. This will further decongest the Ashram crossing, Ring Road and Mathura Road.

"We are working on a proposal to create a parallel Ring Road along the Yamuna. The plan is to extend Salimgarth Bypass Road, connect it with Barapullah elevated Road, DND flyway and merge it with the proposed Kalindi Bypass," said a senior PWD officer.

"We are also talking with the Noida Toll Bridge Company (which operates the DND flyway) in this regard and have sought their help," he added.


Getting you from East to South Delhi in 20 mins flat
Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 08, 2010

This is one road that promises you faster travel than the Delhi Metro. The opening of Barapullah elevated road — from Ring Road near Sarai Kale Khan to Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium —has cut down travel time between a residential colony in east Delhi to south Delhi to just 20 minutes. A ride in the









Delhi metro for the same distance would take at least an hour.









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.

"The 12-kilometre journey from Mayur Vihar in East Delhi 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.”

Constructed by DSC Limited at a cost of Rs 473 crore (PWD claims it saved R25 crore on initial cost of R498 crore), the 4.53-kilometre Barapullah elevated road was thrown open for traffic by Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday afternoon.

Senior PWD engineers said the road would decongest Ring Road at Ashram and Bhairon Road and some parts of Mathura Road. 

The road, said PWD officials, has been opened to light vehicles and buses.

Heavy commercial vehicles like trucks will not be allowed on this stretch.

For people travelling by public transport, Delhi Transport Corporation has decided to run bout 30 buses on two routes – 543 A (Anand Vihar ISBT – Safdurjung Terminal) and Barapullah Mudrika.

The buses will have to take a compulsory right turn near Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium while going from Sarai Kale Khan side.


Map of Barrapullah Elevated Road

East to South Delhi in 20 minutes










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