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Atishi takes stock of work at the Bhairon Marg underpass

PWD minister Atishi has inspected the site of an underpass being built as part of the Pragati Maidan underground transit corridor and also took stock of the work on Thursday, all of which was being delayed by several months.

“Construction of this underpass is a magnificent example of modern engineering. Building it underneath a busy railway line was a challenging task, but PWD engineers proved they were ready to tackle it. They have adopted a unique engineering technique of box pushing to construct the underpass. PWD is determined to make Delhi’s roads free of traffic jams,” said Atishi.

Moreover, vehicles that currently need to travel towards Sarai Kale Khan, Akshardham and Noida via the Bhairon Marg route will be able to directly exit onto Ring Road using the underpass.

As per the government, a part of the underpass is located underneath a railway line where about 120 trains pass daily. PWD is only able to work for four-five hours daily, including in that, three-four hours for removing and fixing the railway line and the rest for moving 1,400 tonnes of concrete blocks underneath to make the tunnel.

Earlier on, VK Saxena, lieutenant governor, had also visited the site of the underpass and had directed officials of both the railways and PWD to speed up the work.

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