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The construction of much-awaited double-decker flyover in northeast Delhi's Bhajanpura will be completed by 2023 as nearly 50 per cent work on the project has been completed, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday. Sisodia said the double-decker flyover is an engineering marvel and shows the way for better utilisation of highly populated areas for traffic management and public transport.

The project of a double-decker flyover between Yamuna Vihar and Bhajanpura was approved in the fourth EFC meeting. Under this project, a unique 1.4-kilometre flyover is being built on the upper deck of the metro line. Currently, 50 per cent of the work of this flyover has been completed and it will be ready for use by the end of 2023.

This upcoming project is an engineering marvel and shows the way for better utilization of spaces with a higher population for public transport and traffic management. After the completion of this project, the people of the surrounding areas will not have to deal with long traffic jams and their precious time will also be saved.

"The unique 1.4 kilometer-long double-decker flyover between Yamuna Vihar and Bhajanpura will be completed by 2023 as 50% work has been completed," Sisodia said in the statement. The double-decker flyover is being built on the upper deck of the Maujpur-Majlis Park metro corridor.

Manish Sisodia said crores of rupees are being saved due to this unique model of the flyover. "Currently, 50 per cent of the work of this flyover has been completed and it will be ready for use by the end of 2023," the statement said. He said after completion of this project, people of the surrounding areas will not have to deal with traffic jams and their time will also be saved.

Sisodia reviewed various Public Works Department (PWD) projects during the Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) meeting, including the double-decker flyover and CCTV and Wi-Fi installation on roads, according to an official statement.

To ensure safety on city roads, the PWD will install CCTV cameras on 1,400 km-long roads falling under its jurisdiction at a distance of 100 meters on its either side, he said.

The senior AAP leader said 35,000 more CCTV cameras will be installed in second phase while the first phase has almost been completed.

The statement also said of the 500 high mast 115 ft tall tricolours, 497 have been installed and the remaining will be fixed before August 15. The statement said the Delhi Government's free WiFi facility is available at 11,034 locations across the capital.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence Day, the Kejriwal government has planned to install 115ft tall Tricolor at 500 spots across Delhi. Till now 497 high mast poles have already been installed and other places will be covered before August 15.

The Kejriwal Government has set up Wi-Fi hotspots at 11,034 places in Delhi as part of its plan to provide free Wi-Fi to the people. Officials said that under this important project lakhs of people are availing free Wi-Fi scheme every day. The maintenance work of these Wi-Fi hotspots is also taken up regularly, the officials said. A live monitoring module has also been made for this.

*With inputs from agencies

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