The Ashram underpass work was to start in July 19 and be completed in a year. It is now over two years and no commitment as to its completion. It is understandable that the pandemic restrictions delayed completion. But what does not pass muster is the snail pace progress even now when the construction is on. Did no one think of making up for lost time by working a night shift too ? Is there a law prohibiting night construction work ? No public notice from the PWD to keep the public abreast of reasons for delay ? No accountability for the inconvenience caused to the public for this prolonged period ? The CM in a blitzkrieg ad campaign last year took credit for flyovers being built ahead of schedule and lower than budgeted cost. Perhaps underpasses were not part of this plan.
The roads around the construction area are not motorable ! It’s a free for all for traffic from all sides as there are no cops to control the flow, particularly on the intersection of the traffic moving on the slip road from the Lajpat Nagar side and traffic moving towards Nizamuddin.
Perhaps a visit by the Delhi PWD minister should make an incognito visit to see for himself the degree of prolonged inconvenience caused here to lakhs of people daily. more