Minister for Public Works Naeem Akhtar today visited the under construction Jehangir Chowk-Barzulla flyover to take stock of the pace of work at the prestigious project.
The Minister was satisfied with the work at the project and stressed on the need to stick to the deadlines. The Minister was informed that that more than one kilometer of flyover is complete and now only crash barriers and associated work is to be completed. The officials said that currently traffic light poles are being installed over the completed portion. It was revealed that more than 700 workers are working day and night to complete the project that will greatly ease the traffic problems in the city.
The Minister expressed his satisfaction that all the issues related to the flyover have been resolved thus expediting the construction work.
The Minister said that first phase of flyover from Amar Singh college to Rambagh will be completed soon and second and final phase will be completed by the end of this year. The Minister toured the entire one kilometer stretch of completed flyover.
He directed the officials to undertake beautification of the buildings adjacent to the flyover so that the travel on this flyover will be a pleasant experience.
The Minister said that the macadamisation process of the roads underneath the flyover are also being undertaken simultaneously to ease the traffic flow.
The Minister said that work on Mahjoornagar bridge and grade separator at TRC is also in full swing and together with Jehangir Chowk-Barzulla flyover, they will resolve majority of traffic problems in Srinagar.
The Minister was accompanied by Chief Engineer R&B, Director ERA Kashmir, MD JKPCC and other officials.