Response from Urban Minister about faulty Dwarka Flyover

M. K. Gupta

FAULTY DWARKA FLYOVER

110. SHRI RAMDAS AGARWAL

Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Government has carried out any study for the faulty four kilometre Dwarka Flyover constructed over the Delhi-Rewari railway crossing three years ago which has claimed nine deaths on the stretch in one week recently on account of disastrous planning by DDA;

(b) if so, the findings of the study team in this regard indicating also whether the persons found guilty were taken to task; and

(c) the preventive measures that Government has taken so far to stop such accidents on Palam-Dwarka flyover in future?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
( SHRI SAUGATA ROY )

(a): No, Sir. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has, however, informed that the Dwarka flyover was constructed over the Delhi-Rewari railway crossing after a proper study by the Feasibility Consultant. DDA has informed that the accidents have not occurred on account of disastrous planning but because of over-speeding and negligence on part of drivers.

(b): Does not arise in view of (a) above.

(c): DDA has further informed that based on the recommendations of the Unified Traffic & Transportation Infrastructure (Planning & Engineering) Centre, DDA, the following preventive measures have been taken for the future:

(i) Additional warning-signs in the accident prone area have been placed in consultation with the Traffic Police.
(ii) Reflectors speed strips have been painted.
(iii) Soft speed breakers have been provided.
(iv) Reflector strips have been provided on the railings of crash barriers.

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