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Land acquisition likely to run into rough weather

THE LAND acquisition may create problem in way of construction of two of the proposed flyovers under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). At least three flyovers are proposed in different parts of the City under the JNNURM.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2006 13:18 IST

THE LAND acquisition may create problem in way of construction of two of the proposed flyovers under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). At least three flyovers are proposed in different parts of the City under the JNNURM.

There would be no requirement for private land for one flyover —- from Roshanpura to the VIP road — proposed under the traffic improvement plan of JNNURM. But, many private houses would have to be demolished to make way for the other two flyovers. 

According to Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, the Union Government would not provide any fund under the JNNURM for distribution as compensation against the land acquisition. So, the cash-strapped BMC will have to arrange additional funds for the work. The authorities may also face protest from public at the time of land acquisition. Moreover, this work would require the State Government’s approval.

The BMC had proposed the construction of a flyover from Roshanpura to the VIP Road. This flyover would skip three squares situated on this road. The proposal regarding the appointment of consultant for this project was already approved by the Mayor-in-Council.

This flyover would be 1.30 km long. The proposed flyover would be constructed in two parts. It is proposed that first part of this flyover would land at main road before the Polytechnic Square. The second part of the flyover would land near Kamla Park.

The remaining two flyovers are proposed from Pul Pukhta towards Bharat Talkies and the second from Alpana Talkies Tiraha towards Bhopal Talkies and then turns towards DIG Bungalows. These flyovers are suggested in the Lea Associates report.

Lea Associates had conducted a study in order to put forward suggestions regarding the traffic improvement in the City.  Though not suggested in the Lea Associates report, the BMC is also planning another flyover from Lily Talkies Junction to Bharat Talkies Junction. However, all the proposals except one of flyover from Roshanpura to VIP Road are in the initial stage.