Zirakpur, December 2
After months of delay, a section of the Zirakpur flyover will finally be thrown open to road users on Saturday morning.
A trial run on the Chandigarh to Zirakpur section was conducted in the morning and evening hours today and it would be opened tomorrow, said PWD officials.
The entire flyover would be made fully operational by December 10. The work was still underway on the other section — Zirakpur to Chandigarh — which would be completed next week.
Months of delay
- Rs 10-crore project misses its first nine-month deadline on August 3
- Second deadline set for October-end, but work remains unfinished
- Mohali DC orders opening by Nov 30, yet work is incomplete
- DC visits site on Dec 1; trial run held on one section on Dec 2
- Passage underneath pass yet to be developed fully
- Sewage pits alongside service roads to be filled properly
- Service lanes in bad shape, especially towards UT side
- Project is aimed at easing truck movement from Pabhat
Project in final stage
Premix material for roads with heavy vehicles has been laid. Work is in final stage. Trial run was held to check surface. —Rajpreet Sidhu, PWD XEN
“The dense bituminous macadam (DBM), a close-graded premix material used for roads that witness a large number of heavy vehicles, has been laid and only bituminous concrete (BC) layer is to be laid. Work is in the final stage. We have conducted a trial run today to gauge the behaviour of the surface,” said PWD XEN Rajpreet Sidhu. The Mohali Deputy Commissioner had given instructions to complete the work by November 30, after which he visited the site yesterday to review the pace of construction work. The opening of the section will come as a relief for road users and local residents, as their patience has been wearing thin due to frequent snarl-ups, increasing the travel time by up to an hour. With the wedding season on, traffic snarl-ups are frequent in the afternoon and evening hours due to the presence of a large number of banquet halls in the area.
To make matters worse, impatient drivers tend to jump the median and drive on the wrong side of the road.
Zirakpur traffic incharge Rajpal Singh said: “The flyover will solve the traffic mess in the area to a great extent. Traffic policemen are being deputed during the trial run for a few hours.”
Most Read In 24 Hours
Don't MissView All
The nasal vaccine—BBV154 -- had received DCGI approval in No...
Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is the chief guest at...
Announcement was made by Adviser to the UT Administrator Dha...
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann unfurls national flag in Bhatinda on Republic Day; slams Centre for excluding state’s tableau from Delhi parade
It reflects the ‘myopic’ mindset of those in power at the Ce...
In the last year, more than 70,000 people globally have been...