Srinagar: The Jehangir Chowk access ramp of the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover was Saturday thrown up for public.
The opening of the ramp will enable commuters coming from Rambagh to use the flyover all through up to Jehangir Chowk.
Following opening of this access ramp the remaining flyover stretch of 1.4 kilometres between Alochi Bagh and Jehangir Chowk has now become operational.
The opening of the flyover stretch is expected to result in further traffic relief to commuters being expected to reduce travel time from 15 minutes to 1 minute.
It is also expected to prove as a major traffic decongestant on the grade road underneath this stretch.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said the opening of this last access ramp of the flyover to public was delayed because of the prevailing situation in the district.
It is notable that the district administration has been at the forefront of efforts to speed up the construction of the flyover project. Increased efforts saw some 60 slabs being laid within three months which is unprecedented as far as construction of this flyover project is concerned.
The 2.4 kilometre flyover with six access ramps – including at Jehangir Chowk, Gogji Bagh, Alochi Bagh, Rambagh, Natipora and Barzulla – is said to reduce travel time between Jehangir Chowk and Rambagh from about 45 minutes to about 2.5 minutes.