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Construction : Web Exclusive | February 2013 | Source : Construction Update

Delhi's Barapullah road saves fuel, time for motorists

Delhi's first elevated road over Barapullah drain is proving to be a win-win situation for the commuters and the authorities. While a motorist on an average is saving time and fuel worth Rs 57 per day, the elevated stretch is helping the government in cutting pollution and conserving invaluable fuel.

A cost benefit analysis of the project has revealed that the first phase of the project has already helped in saving about Rs 240 crore of public money on account of time and fuel.

By the end of 2016, the increased use of the stretch will lead to a saving of Rs 780 crore - the total cost of phase I and II of the project. The report by the Public Works Department (PWD), which includes analysis, says by the end of 2013, the phase I of the elevated road, between Sarai Kale Khan and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, will be able to save about Rs 400 crore - the total cost of incurred on the project.

According to the study, once the construction of phase II is completed by mid-2015, it will benefit around one lakh commuters daily and lead to a saving of Rs 380 crore, the construction cost of phase II, by the end of 2016. After the construction of phase III, which will extend the elevated road to Mayur Vihar, the road is expected to be used by 1.5 lakh motorists daily. The construction cost of this phase will be recovered by the end of 2018.

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