Survey begins for MDI Chowk flyover
With the physical survey of MDI Chowk for the proposed six-lane flyover commencing on Saturday, the Public Works Department (PWD) has finally set the ball rolling for the big-ticket project. Dhananjay Jha reports.Updated: Jun 09, 2013, 00:36 IST
With the physical survey of MDI Chowk for the proposed six-lane flyover commencing on Saturday, the Public Works Department (PWD) has finally set the ball rolling for the big-ticket project.
A team of architects, including Tarun Mathur & Company and PWD engineers, inspected the underground utilities such as sewer, water, and other lines and is likely to submit a report by Tuesday.
“The team will conduct the survey for a few days,” said Kunal Mathur, one of the directors of Mathur & Company.
The flyover will be constructed in two parts — Signature Tower to Atul Kataria Chowk and vice versa.
“Till construction on one part is in progress, traffic will keep moving on the other side of the main carriageway,” said Mathur.
“Our aim is to complete the project in 24-months. This will be Gurgaon’s first six-lane flyover and is expected to improve traffic management,” said NK Tomar executive engineer, PWD.
Meanwhile, work on the R27-crore proposed Subhash Chowk flyover on Sohna Road will start soon. On Friday, the contractor started conducting pile testing along the road.
Pile testing is done to check soil for quality control when a huge structure with deep foundation is to be constructed. The construction will start as soon as the procedure is successfully completed.
The 735-metre flyover will be built by Gawar Construction Ltd. The project, which is likely to be completed by June 2014, will bring respite to commuters using the gridlocked Sohna Road.
The flyover will help decongest traffic by connecting Bakhtawar Chowk to Hero Honda Chowk through Subhash Chowk. Vehicles plying between Hero Honda Chowk and Huda City Centre will be able to avoid traffic snarls near Subhash Chowk. The route between Sohna to Rajiv Chowk will also be eased.
Another proposed flyover, which is likely to come up between the Southern Peripheral Road and Sohna Road intersection near Badshahpur, is expected to solve the traffic problem by 80% in New Gurgaon.