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Ministry okays plan for city’s first flyover

November 02, 2018 05:58 AM

COURTESY HT NOV 2

Hillary Victor hillary.victor@htlive.com
Ministry okays plan for city’s first flyover
CHANDIGARH:: The city will get its first flyover with the Union minister for road transport and highways approving the revised detailed project report (DPR).

The UT administration is expecting written approvals within a week.

The ministry approved the DPR after senior officers from the engineering department last week had a meeting with the officials of the ministry at New Delhi and clarified some issues.

The transport ministry had in July this year had objected to designing the project and asked the UT administration to rework the design and submit the proposal again It was suggested that ened from 6.5 km to 1.5 km to cut project cots from ₹800 crore to ₹390 crore. The UT administration had sent the revised DPR to the ministry for approval in September this year will be borne by the transport ministry. UT chief engineer Mukesh Anand said he was expecting a written approval within a week with construction starting in December this year in the next two years,” he said.

REVISING THE PLAN

After the ministry’s objections the UT administration had to cut short the length of the flyover from 6.5 km to 1.5 km. It will now be built from the railway overbridge up to the GMCH-32 roundabout on Dakshin Marg.

Earlier, an underpass was proposed at Junction 39 (Hallomajra Chowk) and elevated corridor with elevated rotary at the Tribune roundabout and underpass at Purab Marg. Now, however, it’s a simple flyover with just the underpass at the Tribune chowk.

The project is estimated to cost around ₹390 crore.

WHY NEED A FLYOVER?

The heavy traffic volume daily (16 including 1.35 lakh passenger car units (PCUs) was observed at the rotaries of Dakshin Marg and Purva Marg near Sector-31 Tribune Chowk.

PROJECT CALENDAR

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari had approved the project in June 2016. Last year in December, Mumbai-based consultant STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd and prepared a detailed project report and submitted it last month to the UT administration.

On July 25, this year, the ministry objected to the design and asked UT to cut down project costs from ₹800 to ₹390 crore.

In September UT approved the revised plan and sent it to the

 

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