Potholes develop on Jehangir chowk-Rambagh flyover due to lack of drainage system


SRINAGAR: Jahangir chowk-Rambagh flyover has developed potholes within nine months of being made functional due to lack of drainage system.
Due to absence of drainage system, rain water gets accumulated on its surface that creates potholes.
The officials said that the flyover was thrown open to public due to heavy traffic on the route, thus rendering some works incomplete.
While talking to Project Manager(Transport), Shabeer Ahmad, he said, “The work on the flyover was halted due to shutdown from August 5 which forced the labourers to halt the project leaving some work incomplete. But now the work has started. The drainage network will be setup soon.”
“Potholes will also be filled on speedy basis,” he added.
AEE, Mohammad Ayoub Mubaraki said, ” The flyover is not complete yet. It lacks proper drainage system. The company executing the project delayed the project due to shutdown. We will install the drainage system very soon and also improve its damaged surface”.
The 2.4 km flyover was expected to reduce the travel time from Jahangir Chowk to Rambagh from 28 minutes to 2.5 minutes.
After missing several deadlines, the flyover was completed on June 30 last year.

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