No mention of underpass in detailed project report

  • | Monday | 9th December, 2019

TRIBUNE FLYOVERRamkrishan UpadhyayTribune News ServiceChandigarh, December 8A detailed project report (DPR), submitted by a Mumbai-based STUP consultant, on feasibility study and planning for reducing traffic congestion from Tribune Chowk to UT’s boundary on the Ambala road and providing signal-free corridor was silent on the underpass option. While several other traffic studies conducted to decongest the city recommended an underpass at the intersections as one of the options, the DPR has raised experts’ eyebrows. The consultant recommended seven options — elevated corridor on Dakshin Marg, flyover on Dakshin Marg and an underpass on Purav Marg, elevated rotary on Tribune Chowk, grade widening, elevated corridor on Dakshin Marg plus elevated rotary on the Tribune Chowk, elevated rotary on the Tribune Chowk and flyover after junction 38 and elevated rotary on Tribune Chowk and flyover after railway underbridge (RUB). Sources said the Administration rejected other six options and selected the option of a flyover at Tribune Chowk. RITES Ltd, in a study conducted in 2009, had suggested construction of an underpasses at a majority of the intersections, including Tribune Chowk, to retain the glory of Chandigarh.

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