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15 May 2018

January repeat: Lajpat Nagar flyover getting repaired, jams till May-30

Delhiites, especially those who accessed the Lajpat Nagar flyover today, had a bad start, as they had to witness heavy traffic due to the ongoing repair work on the flyover.

The flyover stretch from Moolchand towards Ashram Chowk on Ring Road will remain closed till May 30, Delhi Traffic Police announced on Twitter.

PWD had carried out similar repair work in January too.

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Lajpat Nagar flyover closed for repair, again

During peak office hours, there was massive traffic gridlock


People poured out their anguish over Twitter

Many commuters poured out their anguish on Twitter, while warning others not to hit the flyover.

In January, the flyover was closed for almost the whole month, as PWD was repairing a massive gap that had come up between two metal girders of the flyover.

Since metals expand during summers and shrink during winters, the binding materials fall through and the gap gets created.

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Even the parallel RTR flyover is causing gridlocks

Not just the Lajpat Nagar flyover, even the tardy pace of work on the flyover parallel to the existing RTR flyover is causing huge traffic jams in Munirka.

The flyover was thought of as a solution when the 900-metre RTR flyover didn't help ease traffic congestion.

Notably, the deadline for the flyover has been revised five times; the current deadline is December 2018.

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