Start Chandni Chowk flyover work: Gadkari directs NHAI

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 2 June 2018

On August 27, 2017, Gadkari inaugurated the work for the Chandni Chowk flyover. However, the work has not started yet due to lack of acquisition of land. It is a Rs 400 crore project.

Pune: Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday ordered the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to start Chandni Chowk flyover work at a press conference in the city. 

Explaining the delay to start the work of the flyover, he said, “The NHAI has undertaken the Chandni Chowk flyover work. Around 15 hectares of land is needed for the project. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is acquiring the land. Till date, the civic body has acquired around six hectares of land. I don’t allow the work of any project to start till 80 per cent of land is acquired. Now, I am ordering the officials concerned to start the work of Chandni Chowk flyover. I hope the PMC will acquire the remaining land as early as possible. The work will be completed within deadline. It is a four-lane road with three underpasses, bridges and service roads.”

On August 27, 2017, Gadkari inaugurated the work for the Chandni Chowk flyover. However, the work has not started yet due to lack of acquisition of land. It is a Rs 400 crore project. The civic administration has conducted a survey of properties in Kothrud and Bavdhan, which will be demolished to construct the service roads and bridges. Along with residential complexes, bungalows and commercial places will have to be demolished. Till date, PMC has given Rs 88 crore compensation to project-affected flat owners.

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