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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Flyovers on Ring Road

Delhi has certainly changed,and mostly for the better. It is not so far back that I remember driving along Ring Road near the AIIMS stretch, and cribbing everytime I hit a red light. If you had to drive the stretch from Ashram to Dhaula Kuan before the flyover mania hit, there would be innumerable red lights and long delays, and you would be freely cursing by the time you were anywhere near Dhaula Kuan.
Now, even thought the traffic levels have increased, the rush has decreased. There is a mass of traffic that is moving like a big always moving snake, but the good point is that this traffic does not stop in jams (mostly, if you ignore the Ashram stretch). Instead, at every red light, there is a flyover that takes you over the red light and reduces the time congestion. This is one of the best initiatives of the Delhi Govt and one that has made a lot of difference to the lives of Delhiites.
If you take the example of the AIIMS flyover, until it was actually constructed and I travelled on it, I was not able to figure out how it would actually make sure that traffic could move in all directions with stopping. Now that I am able to see it actually working, there is a lot of admiration for the engineering that has gone in it.

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Blogger itchingtowrite said...

oh delhi traffic is bad- we once got caught in the jam inside the airport complex & missed our flight..
chennai is a lot better..

12:01 PM, October 11, 2006  
Blogger Ashish said...

True, if you get stuck in a jam in Delhi, then you have had it. Delhi has the combined number of vehicles of the other 3 metros, so the fact that traffic is mostly flowing is something of a miracle. If it was not for these flyovers, there would be lots of more jams.

1:10 AM, October 15, 2006  
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12:27 AM, October 19, 2006  

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