Road traffic diverted at Najafgarh for metro work


Due to construction work for the underground Najafgarh Metro station, which is starting soon near the Delhi Gate junction of Najafgarh, will be using the cut and cover technology, road traffic have been diverted for a year.

The Dwarka – Najafgarh section is a 4.4 kilometre long stretch with three elevated stations – Dwarka, Nangli and Najafgarh. The section is slated to open by 2017.

One side of carriage way of the main Najafgarh Road near Delhi Gate will have to be excavated since there is severe space constraint in that area. The same will be restored and re-constructed after the completion of the work.

In view of this, the traffic movement coming from Delhi Gate, Najafgarh towards Tura Mandi, Najafgarh will be diverted via the Najafgarh – Nangloi Road for a period of one year with effect from May 25, 2015.

Small vehicles (Light Motor Vehicles) coming from the Delhi Gate side will be able to take a diversion via the Santoshi Mata Mandir near the Najafgarh – Nangloi Road to reach Tura Mandi. The diverted road has been repaired for the convenience of the commuters by DMRC and will be maintained till this diversion is in place.

However, the main Najafgarh Road will be closed for traffic for these vehicles.

The heavy vehicles (Heavy Motor Vehicles) plying in the area will have to take the Najafgarh Nala Road via Rajiv Ratna Awas from the Najafgarh – Nangloi Road to reach Dwarka Mor.

The movement of vehicles from Tura Mandi towards Delhi Gate will remain normal. The diversion will remain in place for a period of one year, till May, 2016.

Traffic marshals, lighting and relevant signage will be put up at important locations to effectively manage the flow of traffic. Trial runs of this diversion plan have been carried out successfully and the same has been approved by the Delhi Traffic Police.