Soon, high fences along Tilak Bridge in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Tired of numerous holdups near the Tilak Marg railway bridge during VVIP movement, Northern Railway has agreed to erect high fences on both sides of Tilak Bridge. The plan, mooted by the railway protection force long ago, was finally passed on Tuesday.

“We had received a suggestion from RPF officers last year. After a site inspection, we gave a go-ahead for the project. Tenders will be issued soon,” a senior Northern Railway officer said.

From Lutyens’ zone, national and foreign dignitaries use the Tilak Marg to reach Rajghat to pay obeisance to Mahatma Gandhi. The VVIP movement also affects the movement of trains on the stretch. The railway bridge overseeing Tilak Marg is around 50m long. All trains reaching New Delhi station from east, west and south India cross the bridge.