Gurgaon: Hero Honda Chowk flyover likely to miss June 30 deadline
The flyover’s first deadline was in July 2015gurgaon Updated: Jun 06, 2017 23:52 IST
The New Delhi to Jaipur carriageway of the Hero Honda Chowk flyover is likely to miss its latest deadline of June 30 too, according to officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
The flyover, which was to be completed by July 2015, has missed multiple deadlines since then. In its absence, commuters are often caught up in congestion at the busy junction for 15-30 minutes.
NHAI officials said that although they are yet to receive any formal notification from their headquarters, it is likely that the flyover will be fully operational only from July 15.
On March 27, the carriageway from Jaipur to New Delhi on the eight-lane flyover was opened to commuters.
NHAI officials attributed the delay in finishing the flyover’s construction to a litigation between the Haryana urban development authority (Huda) and a restaurant that was falling in the way of the flyovers. In April this year, the Punjab and Haryana high court ruled in favour of Huda in the case.
“The litigation has pushed back the flyover’s construction by a few months. Over 80% of the work is completed. Although we are strained for time, efforts are underway to meet the June 30 deadline. Engineers are currently engaged in installing girders (metallic beam used to support structures), concrete slabs and shuttering at the spot. We are also conducting daily meetings to monitor the construction’s progress,” Ashok Kumar Sharma, project director of NHAI, said.
Once completed, the 1.4km carriageway will help commuters bypass the congestion at the junction caused by traffic converging from Manesar, Pataudi, Sohna and other parts of Gurgaon.
The NHAI had awarded the construction of the flyover to Valecha engineering in January 2015 and work on the project start the next month. The project is expected to cost over Rs200 crore.