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Delayed projects may be completed soon

Projects facing official hurdles likely to get quick response from government

lucknow Updated: Mar 17, 2017 14:47 IST
Anupam Srivastava
The construction of Kukrail flyover began in 2011.
The construction of Kukrail flyover began in 2011.(Ashok Dutta/ HT Photo)

With a BJP government in the state and at the centre, long-delayed projects like Kukrail and Pipraghat flyovers are expected to be completed soon.

The construction of Kukrail flyover began in 2011 but it is incomplete till date due to objections raised by the Army, which claims that a part of land in the project is its own.

The construction of 970-metre-long overbridge was stopped in March 2014 because of the objections by Army as around 200 metres of the bridge was supposed to pass through their area.

In May 2015, the Army agreed to allow construction of Kukrail overbridge on its land after examining the state government’s proposal.

KUKRAIL FLYOVER
  • Construction began in 2011 but the project is incomplete till date due to objections raised by the Army, which claims that a part of land in the project is its own.
  • After elections, commissioner (Lucknow division) approached army authorities for a solution and offered a piece of land in Sarsawan village.
  • This proposal has been accepted by army authorities in principal.

In September 2016, the deputy director lands, ministry of defence cleared construction of the six-lane flyover on Kukrail nullah from Khurram Nagar to Gomti Barrage. But the land issue remained unsolved as the matter was pending in court. That’s why work on the bridge was not allowed by the army.

However, after the elections, commissioner (Lucknow division) Bhuvanesh Kumar approached army authorities for a solution and offered a piece of land in Sarsawan village. The cost of land is around Rs 125 crore. This proposal has been accepted by army authorities in principal. This is expected to pave way for the construction of Kukrail flyover.

Officials said as the coordination between the central and state governments is expected to be better now, projects facing official hurdles are likely to get quick response from the central government.

The six-lane kukrail flyover being constructed since 2011 with the aim to reduce traffic burden on Faizabad road and Lohia Path, Polytechnic crossing would be completed within six months from the date of start of work, said officials of UP State Bridge Corporation.

Residents of Khurram Nagar, Mahanagar, Kalyanpur, Sitapur road, Aliganj, Munshipulia and Indira Nagar would be benefitted by the project.

The approval for Pipraghat flyover on Gomti (that began in May 2015) is also expected soon. After the completion of project, Pipraghat area would be directly connected with Gomti Nagar near Janeshwar Mishra Park.

The bridge has 12 pillars and needs only one more for completion.

Since March 2016, not even a single brick has been laid on the bridge as Army raised objection because one pillar was being constructed on their land.

However, officials are hopeful that the remaining stretch of 35 metres would be completed by the end of this year.