Long-Delayed RTR Flyover Opens In Delhi: “No More Jams On Way To Airport”
The Rao Tula Ram (RTR) flyover was opened by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today, with Delhi residents hoping the elevated, three-lane, 2.7-km stretch of road can ease the pain and frustration of navigating rush hour traffic in South Delhi. The newly constructed flyover branches out of the Munirka flyover and ends before the Army Research and Referral Hospital near Subroto Park close to National Highway-8.
Built at a cost of nearly Rs. 310 crore, the RTR flyover is expected to ease traffic flowing to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and Gurugram, and provide relief to hassled commuters from neighbourhoods like Munirka, Hauz Khas and Greater Kailash, who have become resigned to bottlenecks and jams on Outer Ring Road in South Delhi.
Construction of the RTR flyover began in November 2014 and was to have been completed in exactly two years. However, the project missed several deadlines due to planning permission delays.
News Credit – NDTV