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Guv inaugurates grade separator at TRC crossing

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Says Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover will be operational by June

Srinagar, May 09: Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday inaugurated the traffic grade separator at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) crossing here, a project which missed its initial date of completion by two-and-half years.

Then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had laid the foundation stone of the grade separator project in December 2015 and executing agency was given one year’s time to complete it.

During a recent meeting, the Governor had directed officials concerned to speed up work on lingering projects including the grade separator at the TRC and the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover.

“By June this year, all the three phases of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover will be made fully operational,” Malik told reporters after inaugurating the grade separator at TRC.

The work on Rs 369 crore flyover project was announced in 2009 by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah but work could be taken up in 2013 only.

The project was to be completed within three years but it repeatedly missed several deadlines.

The TRC grade separator was conceived during the traffic surveys done for the preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Srinagar City in the year 2013, has been built by the Economic Reconstruction Agency, with the objective to decongest the traffic at the TRC Junction.

The main limb of this grade separator is from Sonawar to Linz side (405 metres) and it has another diversion- J&K Bank Limb (225 metres) so that commuters who go towards M.A. Road from Sonawar can use the Limb to directly reach the M.A. Road.

Congratulating the executing agencies, Governor noted that this new infrastructure will facilitate the commuters in Srinagar to great extent and regulate the traffic flow at the ever-busy TRC Junction.

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