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Gurgaon’s Hero Honda flyover to be ready in February

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 28, 2016, 2:34 am IST
Updated : Dec 28, 2016, 6:07 am IST

District administration had then asked National Highway Authority of India to open the flyover from at least one side without any delay.

Construction delay resulted in major traffic jams, water logging during rains.
 Construction delay resulted in major traffic jams, water logging during rains.

New Delhi: In the coming year, commuters crossing the perennially-clogged Hero Honda Chowk in Gurgaon will finally get some respite as the much-awaited flyover in the area will soon be partially opened for public.

One way of the flyover will be opened in February next year. “The construction of the 1.4km Delhi-Jaipur side of the flyover is in the final stage and only one slab between two pillars are remaining. It will take around 15 days followed by construction of the top layer of the road,” said Madhusudan Rao, AGM of Valecha Engineering Ltd, which is the company building the flyover.

The delay in the flyover construction has been one of the major sources of inconvenience as it causes major traffic jams and water-logging during rains. Following heavy rains and massive traffic jams in July, the construction company and Gurgaon district administration drew sharp criticism.

Gurgaon schools were closed for two days and prohibitory orders imposed near Hero Honda Chowk in a bid to ease the 25-hour gridlock due to water-logging.

The district administration had then asked National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to open the flyway at least from one side without any delay. The NHAI had awarded the 8-lane flyover project (Four lanes on each side) to the company in January 2015 with expected cost of  Rs 139 crore.

Tags: flyover, national highway authority of india, hero honda
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi