The state government on Sunday said the work on the construction of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover will be resumed in 20 days.
Finance Minister Dr. Haseeb Drabu said, "the work on Jehangir Chowk to Rambagh flyover had to be suspended after uprising erupted in Kashmir on July 8."
"The construction of the flyover was to be completed by March 2017 as per the guidelines of Asian Development Bank (ADB). Government was forced to take up the issue of the leftover work with the ADB authorities. ADB has agreed to extend the date for completion of work on the flyover beyond March 31, 2017 deadline," Drabu said.
"The work on the leftover part of the flyover would be started in next 20 days," he added.
Pertinently, the 3.94 km flyover coming up at cost of Rs 247 crores, has five ramps near Jehangir Chowk, Tulsi Bagh, Ram Bagh, Barzulla Bridge and Natipora Chowk will a total length of 1.5 kilometer, for allowing vehicles to move down from the flyover.
Once completed, the flyover would reduce the journey time from Jehangir Chowk to Rambagh from 28 minutes to just 2.5 minutes apart, reduce traffic congestion in the area and provide quick access to Airport from Lal Chowk. The ADB funded project is being executed by ERA with Simplex Infra Limited as project contractor. KNS