The newly built tunnel of Pragati Maidan has been inaugurated by PM Modi on Sunday

A senior ITPO official said, "Vehicles in the tunnel started this morning. The traffic police and PWD officials will keep a close watch on the movement of vehicles to ensure that everything goes smoothly." Commuters welcomed the tunnel's opening.

New Delhi: The newly constructed main tunnel of Pragati Maidan Integrated Corridor Project was opened for traffic on Monday. It is worth noting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated this tunnel on Sunday. Officials said the tunnel will remain open for traffic from 8 am to 8 pm on a trial basis for a few days.


A senior ITPO official said, "Vehicles in the tunnel started this morning. The traffic police and PWD officials will keep a close watch on the movement of vehicles to ensure that everything goes smoothly." Commuters welcomed the tunnel's opening.


A passerby said, “The opening of this tunnel is like a dream come true for every driver passing through ITO and surrounding areas. It is a good thing that now we will be able to avoid traffic jams in the area and reach our destinations in less time.” Another passenger Pradeep Kumar said that the tunnel will not only save people time and money, but also air pollution in the city. level can also be reduced.


Prime Minister Modi on Sunday inaugurated the 1.3-km-long tunnel, which is part of the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project and has five underpasses. This is the first tunnel of its kind in Delhi. According to Public Works Department (PWD) officials, the corridor will enable commuters to travel from East Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad to India Gate and other areas of central Delhi, avoiding traffic jams on ITO, Mathura Road and Bhairon Marg.