Jammu to get relief from traffic chaos- Bikram Chowk-Gandhi Nagar flyover project proceeds on a fast track basis

Jammu and Kashmir news

The 1.3 km long Bikram Chowk- Gandhi Nagar has finally begun to take concrete shape and the Jammuites will be soon relieved from the traffic chaos. The project is said to be constructed at a cost of Rs 95 crore and is expected to be complete by December 2016. The executing agency has started placing concrete spans on the pillars and the working is being monitored on a regular basis, so as to avoid any delay.

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The project is being executed under Tranche-2 of the Loan II Jammu and Kashmir Urban sector Infrastructure Development Program (JKUSDIP). The Director, ERA, Central Jammu, Alok Mengi said that everything is being done on a fast track basis so that the heavy rush during peak hours can be diverted. The flyover will greatly help in the smooth flow of traffic.

The flyover comprises 38 columns, two subways and four bus ways. The flyover construction will help regulating the inter-state and inter-district traffic on the southern districts of J&K. The city has only one flyover which was constructed in 1993-98. With the swelling number of vehicles, the existing road network is under huge pressure. More such flyovers would definitely help controlling the road chaos.

News sourced from The Tribune; Image- Daily Excelsior

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