The GHMC officials have taken up laying a bridge between Zoo Park and Aram Ghar at the cost of Rs 636.8 crore under the Strategic Road Development Programme (SRDP). The road will be abutting the Bahadurpura flyover, which will be completed by year-end.
A team of GHMC officials visited the site and unveiled the sketched plans of the proposed project. They took stock of soil-testing work being done at the site ahead of the project’s formal grounding. While 50 percent of the soil testing has been completed, work on the flyover is likely to begin on September 18.
According to Datupant, superintending engineer (projects), south zone, GHMC, “The six-lane grade separator or flyover will be raised on 119 piers that form nearly 4.5km-long curve all the way from zoo park to Aram Ghar. It will have a viaduct length of 3.570 km between the columns. The project will see 12 pillars of 10.00m in level-1 and 107 pillars of the same size in level 2, besides eight portal piers with a viaduct length of 0.240 km between the raised columns.
As per the plan, the flyover will have six down ramps of 180 meters and eight up ramps of 240 meters to enable commuters to move and down the bridge near their destination. The flyover got administrative sanction almost three years ago.
Of the entire project cost, nearly Rs 300 crore has been set aside for civil work, while the remaining Rs 336.80 crore have been set aside for land acquisition, compensation, dismantling of structures, shifting of pipes, and carrying out electrical fittings during the execution of the project.
The flyovers coming up at the Bahadurpura stretch on the busy National Highway-44 are a part of a series of structures that will be raised one after another in the coming days to form a complete inner circle around the city. The idea is to ease out traffic congestion within the city.