The Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor has been created at a cost of about Rs 920 crore, with the central government funding the entire project, reported PTI.
Its goal is to make it as easy as possible for exhibitors and visitors to participate in the programmes held at Pragati Maidan’s new world-class exhibition and conference centre, which is now under construction.
The main tunnel connects Ring Road to India Gate and opens on Purana Qila Road, passing Pragati Maidan.
The project includes the construction of six underpasses: four on Mathura Road, one on Bhairon Marg, and one at the intersection of Ring Road and Bhairon Marg. Traffic currently passes through five lights on its way from the W-point near ITO to Sunder Nagar, causing frequent snarls along the vital stretch.
“Time is money,” PM Modi said, adding that if the government gives people Rs 100, it generates headlines, but if they save Rs 200, it’s not as much spoken about.
The Prime Minister also praised the artwork that adorns the tunnels and underpasses, suggesting that they be closed to traffic for a few hours on Sundays so that people can enjoy watching the art.
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