Pragati Maidan

Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor project


PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the Pragati Maidan Integrated Transit Corridor, which cost over Rs 920 crores to build. The idea intends to make entry to the exposition and conference centre being built at Pragati Maidan as simple as possible.

According to the government, the project’s influence would extend well beyond Pragati Maidan, as it will ensure smooth vehicular circulation, saving commuters a significant amount of time and money. It is part of the government’s broader ambition to improve people’s quality of life through improving urban infrastructure.

“The main tunnel of the corridor connects Ring Road with India Gate via Purana Qila Road, passing through Pragati Maidan. The six-lane divided Tunnel has multiple purposes, including access to the huge basement parking of Pragati Maidan,” the administration stated in a statement.

A daily passenger on this route, lawyer Bibhuti Bhushan Mishra, described the gridlock as “never-ending.”

“It looked like the construction work at Pragati Maidan would take thousands of years to finish,” he added. The gridlock on the road seemed to go on forever, making it difficult for advocates like us to get to court hearings on time regularly. But now that the job is finished, I’m hoping the situation will be gone.”

There were regular jams on Ring Road, Mathura Road, and Bhairon Marg, according to a report given to the Delhi government’s PWD department.

The junctions and rapid growth in neighbouring cities like Ghaziabad, Noida, and the NCR area increased the number of vehicles using these three routes. The Delhi-Mathura Expressway added to the traffic congestion.

Due to the rapid construction of residential townships in Noida and Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, and East Delhi, traffic on the surrounding road networks of India Gate and the ITPO Pragati Maidan region is likely to increase.

According to one study shared with the PWD department, the bulk of traffic travelling via Bhairon Marg and its adjacent road networks is headed towards Gurgaon or Central Delhi. As a result, passable traffic was responsible for a significant portion of the congestion. As a result of the building of this six-lane corridor, traffic congestion will be reduced on the route.

According to experts, the corridor would reduce traffic congestion on these roads for at least 10 years. This would result in more productive time, fewer vehicle emissions, and lower fuel costs. It would bring a sigh of comfort to tourists to Pragati Maidan as well as ITO commuters.