Work on Jehangir Chowk  Flyover Reviewed

SRINAGAR — Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), Raghav Langer, Wednesday reviewed the progress of work on the Jehangirchowk–Rambagh flyover project.

The officer also inspected transport projects which are executed by ERA in the Srinagar city under the ongoing Asian Development Bank funded Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Programme (JKUSDIP).

During inspection of work on, Showkat Wani, Director Kashmir, ERA, informed that  phase-I of the flyover project between Amar Singh college to Barzulla Bridge has already been completed in May, 2018 and one way traffic on the stretch is plying which has decongested the traffic on the  road stretch to a great extent. He informed that work on the second phase of the project between Rambagh to Allochi-Bagh stretch has been further accelerated and more than 80% physical progress has been achieved.

CEO ERA directed the contractor to ensure that phase–II of the project is made motor able by 31Dec.

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

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.

It was also directed by CEO that concerned engineers and consultants of ERA will monitor the progress of the works and in case of laxity on part of the contractor penalty in the clause shall be invoked. 

The CEO reiterated that these projects shall be completed as per the agreed timelines as already excessive delay 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. 

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