22 - 10 - 2018

Expert team to review the security of fly - over

Agartala, Oct 05, 2018: For safety review of Agartala fly-over an expert team will be  arriving here after Durga puja, sources in PWD said. The expert team who is from Delhi will be bringing modern equipments to review the safety and quality. After reviewing the fly-  over likely  to be made operational in December.

After BJP – IPFT government came to power questions have been raised from certain section that fly –over is not safe and there are lot of faults in it. After this government decided to review the security by an expert team and getting their report the fly – over will be made operational.

Sources said 95 percent of work is complete. The 2.25 km long  two-lane flyover  is having a width of 8.5 m and the amount spent for construction is Rs 250 crore, out of which  Rs 85 crore was funded by the NEC. The construction was made in stretches from the police line in southern Agartala to fire brigade chowmuhuni (square) in the heart of the city.

On the quality of the flyover,  the source said vetting was done by experts from IIT, Delhi. Soil and other testing were done by authorized agencies. The project was done by Hyderabad-based Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) Limited through a national tender.

 After inauguration of the flyover  it is expected that traffic jam will end to large extend due to smooth movement vehicles.  At present there are more than 4 lakh motor vehicles of various categories in the state and parking has become a major problem in the state capital. The rush of people to Agartala is also difficult to tackle unless we have smooth movement of people and vehicles.  

The foundation stone of the flyover was laid by former chief minister Manik Sarkar on 29 May, 2015. Then it was said the construction will be completed in 30 months.