JEHANGIR CHOWK-RAMBAGH FLYOVER CONSTRUCTION: CEO ERA directs for completion of 2nd phase by December 31

CEO ERA directed the concerned contractor to ensure that phase –II of the project is completed and made motarable by 31 December.

Dr. Raghav Langer chief executive officer J&KERA today directed for completion of second phase of Jehangir–Chowk–Rambagh flyover project by December 31 this year. 

He undertook on-site inspection of various transport projects being executed by J&KERA in the summer capital under the ongoing Asian Development Bank funded Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Programme.

In a statement, ERA PRO Muhammad Azhar said during inspection of work on Jehangir–Chowk–Rambagh flyover project. Showkat Wani , director Kashmir , JKERA informed that under phase-I  of the project between comprising  Amar Singh college to Barzulla Bridge has already been completed in May this year. 

He said one way traffic on the stretch  is plying which  has decongested the traffic on the  said road stretch underneath to a great extent. CEO ERA directed the concerned contractor to ensure that phase –II of the project is completed and made motarable by 31 December.

Giving out details about 3rd- phase of the project between Amar Singh College to Jehangir Chowk, it was informed that as on date 50 percent progress has been achieved and structural component of the phase is expected to be completed by March-2019.

Later CEO, ERA inspected progress of work on grade separator near TRC where he was informed that 60% physical progress has been achieved on the project as a whole and presently work on construction of ramps on Sonawar- Linz and JK Bank Corporate limbs are in full swing. CEO ERA directed contractor to mobilize additional man and machinery to ensure the completion of work by December 2018 and March, 2019 respectively for both limbs..

It was also directed by CEO that concerned engineers and consultants of ERA will on daily basis monitor the progress of these works in case of laxity on part of the contractor penalty and other penal provisions in the clause shall be invoked . The CEO reiterated that these projects be completed as per the agree timelines as already excessive dealy has happened in the completion of these vital projects.

The concerned contractor for the flyover project raised the issue of diversion of traffic between Naaz Crossing to Jehangir Chowk for undertaking works in this stretch regarding which the CEO directed ERA officials to submit a detailed site plan within timelines so that the same can be taken up with IGP Traffic, Srinagar.