The Integrated Transit Corridor project has been built at a cost of more than Rs 920 crore, entirely funded by the central government.
“The impact of the project, however, will be much beyond Pragati Maidan as it will ensure hassle-free vehicular movement, helping save time and cost of commuters in a big way. It is part of the overarching vision of the government to ensure ease of living for people through transforming urban infrastructure,” the release said.
The six-lane divided tunnel has multiple purposes, including access to the huge basement parking of Pragati Maidan.
“It is equipped with the latest global standard facilities for smooth movement of traffic such as smart fire management, modern ventilation and automated drainage, digitally controlled CCTV and Public Announcement system inside the Tunnel,” the release said.