Flyover over Chandigarh’s iconic Tribune Chowk will soon be a reality. The Mumbai-based consultant, Stup Constructions, made a presentation to the administration which suggested two levels of the flyover connecting Chandigarh with the Zirakpur flyover. An elevated road has also been proposed from Chandigarh to Zirakpur.
Salient features of the project
- Tribune flyover project not to have a clover leaf design, as planned earlier
- Two elevated roads to come up — from the GMCH roundabout to the railway overbridge and from there on to the Zirakpur flyover
- An underpass to be constructed for traffic going to and coming from Mohali. For the purpose, Tribune Chowk will be raised by 2.5 m
- Estimated cost of the project reduces from Rs 1,600 crore to Rs 900 crore.
2 more flyovers planned
The UT Administration has planned two more flyovers at the busy Transport light point in Sector 26 and the CHB junction in Sector 9.
Besides, alternative routes have been planned for the tricity to avoid traffic congestion even during non-peak hours.
Other proposals to check increasing traffic
- Conduct a study on traffic volume of each rotary so as to bring about required improvements.
- Properly planned non-motorised tracks (NMTs) like pedestrian pathways and cycle tracks having proper convergence and divergence at an appropriate distance from each rotary/ traffic light to avoid any mishap.
- The UT Administration has decided to strictly enforce the lane system by clearly marking lanes at roundabouts. Commuters would be made aware of the lane system and light indicators. For this, the traffic police would conduct a massive awareness programme.
Chandigarh has the highest per capita vehicle population
Taking cognisance of the increasing traffic congestion and chaos on the city roads as Chandigarh enjoys the dubious distinction of having the highest per capita vehicle population with an average of about 1 lakh new vehicles hitting the roads every year, the Administration has drawn up a comprehensive plan to find out permanent solutions to the problem, especially at junctions.
Source: The Tribune
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