Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, Residents and commuters are facing great hardship as the construction of many overbridges of the city could not be completed in time. At present many overbridges are under construction in the city although the deadline of completing the work is long over.
Subhash Nagar overbridge
The work on Subhash Nagar overbridge is in pr4ogress for over two years. The deadline for completion of this overbridge costing about Rs 23 crore was July 2018. But the work could not be completed due to the delay in the shifting of Narmada line. The work of construction of overbridges passing over railway lines is done in two phases.
The first part of work is done by railway while construction of second part is done by PWD. It is claimed the PWD’s work would be completed in a month but the railway is yet to begin their part of work.
Ahmadpur Phatak overbridge
The completion of Ahmadpur Phatak overbridge would resolve the problem of commuters. This railway crossing closes after every 10 minutes and there is long queue of vehicles once the gate closes.
The queue of vehicles is often half kilometer long. There will be no jam after the completion of overbridge. But the rate at which the work is going on is very slow and it cannot be said when it would be over. There are no engineers at the site and the supervisors don’t know when the work would be completed.
Chetak Bridge widening
The work of widening of Chetak Bridge was to be completed by this month. Earlier the officials claimed there was shortage of workers on account of Muslim month of Ramzan. Now they are saying the work is held up due to rainy season. The deadline was July 2018. But now it is claimed the work would be completed by 15 August.
The flyovers to be completed by 2019
1. Railway Overbridge over Singar Choli Railway Line
2. Flyover on Lal Ghati
3. Flyover near Data Colony
4. Flyover on Ayodhya Bypass
5. Flyover opposite Aero City
6. Flyover on Ring Road which will be
six lane concrete road
7. Flyover on the road opposite airport.