Tribune News Service
Mohali, December 28
The 4.5-km-long Mohali-Kharar flyover, starting from the Verka chowk, was finally thrown open to the public after the completion of 98 per cent work on the project today.
Now, commuters, who used to face traffic jams near the Sunny Enclave crossing, will not face any inconvenience as the flyover from Khanpur to Sunny Enclave has been connected and thrown open to the public.
Deputy Commissioner Girish Dayalan tweeted, “Another good news of the day! The Kharar flyover project all set to meet the January 2021 deadline. Nearly 98 per cent of the flyover stretch ready; thrown open to the public today.”
Divulging details, Himanshu Jain, SDM, Kharar, said commuters would not face any problem now as the flyover from Khanpur to Kharar had been completed and thrown open to the public this morning. He said now work on the 50-metre stretch of the flyover towards the Ropar side was to be completed and the deadline for it had already been fixed as January 15. He said the commuters going towards the Kurali side would have to take the diversion on the Ludhiana road to reach Ropar. The deadline for the completion of the flyover was September this year, but the work on the project was delayed due to the lockdown. The work on the project was restarted after the district administration gave approval on April 19. However, the NHAI faced a shortage of staff as most skilled labourers had returned to their native places.
L&T began construction work in 2015
The NHAI had handed over the Rs368-crore project to Larsen and Toubro (L&T), which began the construction of the flyover in November 2015. The project was initially planned to be completed by December 2018. Due to a delay in land acquisition and other administrative hurdles, and most recently, workforce issues amid the pandemic, the project ran behind schedule.
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