Drivers nightmare under Kharar flyover
Kharar flyover project had been lingering for the past three years and has jumped many deadlines due to some or the other problem.
MOHALI: NHAI Expresses Helplessness, Work Stuck For Past 10 Days. Even though the Mohali administration had directed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) in August to make the road under Kharar flyover motorable within 15 days, the condition of road after passage nearly three months remains the same.
The work of widening the road has also been stuck for the past 10 days, as NHAI – the primary agency for the construction of Kharar flyover – expresses its helplessness in the matter and passes the buck on to the contractor Larsen & Toubro (L&T).
NHAI project director K L Sachdeva said, “We had been pressing L&T to expedite the work to complete the Kharar flyover, but they have delayed the widening of road under the flyoer, though the required land acquisition process has been completed. They started the work but now it remains halted for for the past two weeks.”
Mohali deputy commissioner (DC) Girish Dayalan had directed the NHAI and L&T to make the road under Kharar flyover motorable within 15 days. The directions were issued by the DC on August 13. He had also directed to expedite the work of elevated road along the Kharar highway project in a phased manner. But there has been no progress of work.
It is pertinent to mention that the project includes 3-km elevated road from the Balongi light point to Sunny Enclave and a road from Sunny Enclave to the BSNL building in Kharar.
Dayalan said, “The Kharar flyover project had been lingering for the past three years and has jumped many deadlines due to some or the other problem. This has been giving major problems of traffic jams, potholed road and risks the lives of commuters. So, directions had been given to NHAI to make the road motorable within 15 days on both sides of the flyover and also expedite the work of elevated road in a phased manner.”
To redress and streamline the traffic in the district, the DC had suggested diverting the traffic from the construction site on other roads, so that the work is completed in the stipulated time frame.
The NHAI project director, however, said that L&T is responsible for timely completion of the project, as they have announced to complete the flyover by March 2020.