Administrator lays Foundation stone for the Construction of flyover and underpass at Tribune Chowk

Mar 03, 2019 16:40 | Chandigarh
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Chandigarh, 3rd March 2019: The Governor of Punjab and Administrator, U.T Chandigarh, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore today laid the foundation stone of the much awaited and desired flyover and underpass at Tribune Chowk, Chandigarh.

During the ceremony a congratulatory message by Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation was played congratulating the Member of Parliament for her efforts which have resulted in the commencement of this project. He also spoke about the various initiatives being undertaken by the Government of India in expediting various road projects, public benefit schemes, cleaning of Ganga etc. 
The Adviser to Administrator said, "I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Member of Parliament for taking this project on a priority basis, the result of which is today's foundation stone ceremony. I feel that this Flyover will be known in times to come as the signature bridge for Chandigarh."
The Member of Parliament addressing the gathering shared, "Today is a special day for me and Chandigarh. I would like to thank Sh. Nitin Gadkari Ji for giving Chandigarh this precious gift. It is a sense of joy to be able to see this idea that was generated long back, come to life today. She further thanked the Governor of Punjab and Administrator U.T. Chandigarh, all the officers of Chandigarh Administration and various stakeholders who have played a part in bringing the project of Flyover and Underpass at Tribune Chowk and Maloya Housing Complex to a successful conclusion. 
To ease out the traffic on the Tribune Chowk, which falls on National Highway (NH-5), Chandigarh Administration had taken up the matter with Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India. The Ministry had then accorded approval to engage the services of Consultant for finding an appropriate solution for the problem of traffic congestion. Post reviewing the various proposals prepared by the Consultant, the Ministry accorded approval amounting to Rs. 183.74 Crore for grade separated intersection at Tribune Chowk. The flyover will start right after the Medical Chowk and cover the entire Tribune Chowk along Dakshin Marg. In addition to this, there will also be an underpass along Purv Marg and an elevated rotary at Tribune Chowk with slip roads along all the sides. The construction of the flyover and underpass will help to make traffic steady and smooth at the most busy junction of the city, where there is the highest concentration of vehicular traffic. 
The ceremony took place in the august presence of Smt. Kirron Kher, Member of Parliament, Sh. Manoj Parida, IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. Ajoy Kumar Sinha, IAS, Finance Secretary, Sh. Sanjay Beniwal, IPS, DGP, Chandigarh Police, Sh. O.P. Mishra, IPS, DIG, Chandigarh Police, Sh. Mandip Singh Brar, IAS, Deputy Commissioner Chandigarh, Sh. S. S. Nahar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, officers of Chandigarh Administration and other dignitaries from the city.