NEW DELHI: Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, inaugurated the 2.85-km-long signal-free Rao Tula Ram (RTR) flyover on Tuesday, July 16.
The newly built RTR flyover extends out of Munirka flyover and ends before the Army Research and Referral Hospital near Subroto Park, close to National Highway-8 (NH-8). The construction work for the RTR flyover began in November 2014 and was expected to be completed by November 2016, but the project missed several deadlines.
The RTR flyover built on the Outer Ring Road at a cost of Rs 205 crore is expected to help decongest the area as well as facilitate a more convenient commute for those travelling towards the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport from south Delhi and Noida. As per the Delhi Government, the flyover will save five minutes of travel time for both to and fro traffic from IIT Delhi to airport.
The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal further said that the RTR flyover was the 23rd flyover to be built by his government in the last four-and-a-half years.