‘Government has spent a huge amount in building the project. We don’t want public to be deprived of using this stretch once the Games is over. It will reduce the travel time between these two points to only 5-6 minutes,’’ the minister said. The road has been built entirely on the Barapullah Nullah bed. ‘‘Construction of the road was necessary for taking Games sportspersons and officials directly to the main venue. How could we have taken the huge fleet of buses through crowded roads?’’ Chauhan said.
On Friday, about 240 low floor air-conditioned DTC buses meant for the athletes and officials covered this distance. The buses started from Games Village and took the elevated road from Ring Road just opposite Bala Sahib Gurudwara.