Due to the shutdown of the Ashram flyover on January 1, commuters in the capital city and Noida, particularly in stretches travelling through the south Delhi districts, have been experiencing a terrifying time since Monday. On Monday, the final section of the Ashram flyover addition to the DND flyway started being built.
Due to the construction of a connecting road between the Ashram Flyover and the New Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) Flyover, Ashram Flyover Road will be blocked. Thousands of commuters from Noida and other parts of Delhi to the southern section of the city would be relieved of their burdensome traffic congestion once this flyover is finished.
Between Ashram Chowk and DND Flyway, three traffic lights will be bypassed by passengers using the flyover, resulting in more efficient traffic flow.
According to real-time statistics, there were only minor traffic jams on the highways leading to the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) at 7.15 am.
At 7:13 am, real-time traffic data showed that there was a backup from AIIMS to Lodhi Road. At 7.15 am, traffic was heavy from Chirag Delhi to the Ring Road. At 7.30 am, traffic jams were visible from Moolchand to Capitan Gaur Marg road, and they started to get worse at 8 am.
South Delhi and Noida in Uttar Pradesh are connected by the 1.5-kilometer-long Ashram overpass. Between south and central Delhi, as well as Faridabad, Ashram Chowk serves as a key connector. The intersection connects the Ring Road with the Mathura Road (connecting Lajpat Nagar-Sarai Kale Khan as well as the DND flyover).
Due to the carriageway’s connection between the south Delhi regions and Noida and Ghaziabad, the closing of the Ashram flyover has had an impact on traffic heading in those directions. There are also some small traffic delays for those travelling from eastern Delhi regions, Noida, and Ghaziabad to AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospital, Apollo Hospital, and other medical facilities.
The severe gridlock on the Ring Road from Sarai Kale Khan to Moolchand has also been blamed for the closing of the Ashram flyover. On Wednesday night in Delhi, a significant traffic backup was seen outside the IP Extension metro station heading toward Sarai Kale Khan and Ashram Ring Road.
One of the toughest sections of the Barapullah Elevated Corridor to cross in the evening is where cars are frequently stuck in long, kilometer-long bumper-to-bumper bottlenecks.
The news agency cited commuter Ravindra Bhat as saying, “Crossing Barapullah in the evening rush hours was challenging before but is now hellish.” Bhat was stuck trying to get to Noida.
Due to continuing construction, there was momentarily Wednesday evening traffic congestion on the Delhi-Noida border, according to news sources. Between the Chilla border and the Mahamaya Flyover, hundreds of cars and trucks headed to and from Delhi were snarled up in traffic.
To avoid inconvenience, the traffic police advised choosing DND’s alternate routes like the Ashok Nagar or Jhandupura border routes. The Noida traffic police provided their helpline number, 9971009001, for immediate assistance, according to news agency.
Prior to this, the traffic police had warned travellers about the gridlock on the route caused by the construction in Delhi. The Delhi Police has also advised commuters in the national capital’s south and southeast neighbourhoods to plan their trips well in advance due to the closure.
Towards Ring Road and Sarai Kale Khan, commuters travelling from the Badarpur side are advised to take Mata Mandir Marg; those coming from the Badarpur, Sarita Vihar, and Jamia sides are advised to take a U-turn for Captain Gaur Marg, Lajpat Nagar, and AIIMS.
It is recommended that commuters heading to Noida from Chirag Delhi and the IT side via the Ring Road. It is recommended for commuters coming from Akshardham and Noida to use Sarai Kale Khan, Bhairon Road, and Mathura Road to go to AIMS and Dhaula Kuan.
It has been suggested that commuters from the AIIMS and New Delhi side take Lodhi Road, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg for Ring Road, and Mathura Road.
Police have directed anyone going from the AIIMS and Chirag Delhi side to take Lala Lajpat Rai Marg for Noida and NH-24.
Follow Captain Gaur Marg for Mathura Road, Sarita Vihar, and Badarpur if you’re coming from AIIMS, Moolchand, or Lala Lajpat Rai Marg.