Commuters headed to Vasant Vihar via outer Ring Road will have to take a short detour at night as the public works department (PWD) has decided to close a stretch on this arterial road from Monday.
The road will be shut to lay girders to construct an elevated road parallel to the Rao Tula Ram (RTR) flyover.
PWD officials said that a 500metre stretch of outer Ring Road between Nelson Mandela Road and Vasant Vihar’s Poorvi Marg will remain closed between 10 pm and 6 am for over a month to lay girders for the flyover.
The construction of the muchdelayed 2.7km parallel bridge to decongest the Rao Tula Ram Marg flyover in south Delhi began in November 2014 and the PWD has to block the road to complete the construction.
Airport-bound traffic will, however, not be affected as drivers can take Palam flyover.
Commuters going to Vasant Vihar can either use the other side of the road or take Nelson Mandela Marg to reach their destination.
“We have got the permission from the traffic department to close one side of the road for the traffic only during the night hours. We have to lay girders on six spans, which will take 40 days. So every night, we will close the stretch between 10 pm
and 6 am for construction work for over a month,” a PWD official, who is associated with project, said on the condition of anonymity.
The existing 900-metre Rao Tula Ram Marg flyover that connects south Delhi with the airport
bears the load of vehicles to and from the airport.
Dependra Pathak, traffic police chief, said traffic diversions are given if necessary. Adequate traffic arrangements will remain in place so that commuters do not face much problem.