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Metro starts freeing up road space at Ashram crossing

STARTING Thursday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started removing barricades on south Delhi’s Ashram intersection, freeing up road space for over two lakh vehicles, which cross this stretch daily. Senior Metro officials said the last barricade will be removed by May end.The barricades, put up for the construction of Ashram Chowk station on the Pink Line, will be removed in phases. It is expected to ease the traffic flow since the construction work has created bottlenecks, adding to the chaos in the area. Metro officials said on Thursday night, the barricades on the intersection below the Ashram flyover were removed, freeing 14 metres road space which was occupied for construction activities. Currently, motorists coming from Lajpat Nagar on the Ring Road get stuck below the flyover, as the narrow road space is not enough to accommodate the high traffic volume on the stretch.

Source : Hindustan Times