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Lifeline of Faridabad; construction of Badarpur Flyover to start from Mid-2008


The approval for the State Support Agreement has been given by the Delhi Government and the construction work of the Badarpur Flyover will start in Mid-2008. Talking to CITYPLUS, the Minister for Urban Development, Government of Delhi, Raj Kumar Chauhan said that the hurdles are being removed and the tenders would be invited soon. He also informed that the flyover would be ready before the Common Wealth Games 2010. He said, "The Traffic Police and the MCD have given the permission for the construction of flyover and now the Delhi Government has signed the State Support Agreement."

He added further, "The flyover will be made by National Highways Authority of India of which the approximate estimate is Rs. 294 crore." As a matter of fact, the Archaeolo-gical Survey of India and Delhi Urban Art Council have given a go-ahead to the project. According to the NHAI sources, after the completion of formalities of confessionars related to the project, the State Support Agreement would be declared officially. The tender would be open from March and for that formalities are being carried out. The construction work is supposed to start in September this year.

The construction of flyover has been permitted by the Expenditure Financial Committee of Delhi Government and Delhi Development Authority.

State Support Agreement: Under the Agreement, it is declared that there is no objection from the either of State Governments on the construction and they will not only help in construction but also remove the other problems with respect to the construction and will not impose any type of taxes too.

The Planning: To make Badarpur flyover, the planning was chalked out during the reign of the government of then Haryana CM Om Prakash Chautala 7 years back. The aim of constructing the flyover is to solve the problem of traffic jam and to give free turns to the traffic from Badarpur to Mithapur- Jaitpur and to Prahladpur- Meharauli. Earlier, this scheme was delayed due to the matter of proportional share between Delhi and Haryana Governments. After that this was in trouble due to some political leaders. Finally, it was given to NHAI and a scheme was drafted by the department 2 years back for the flyover and it was decided to construct it with cooperation of private firms and develop it as a toll bridge. There is also a plan to utilise the space below the flyover by constructing a ramp.

  • The construction of Badarpur Flyover will be started in Mid-2008
  • The flyover will be made by National Highways Authority of India
  • The approximate estimate is Rs. 294 crore
  • Fly over will be based on the Build Operate Transform basis
  • The length of the flyover will be 4.4 km
  • Project would be completed before Commonwealth Games 2010
  • Construction will start in Mid-2008
  • Total cost is estimated to be Rs 294 crore
  • The length of the flyover is 4.4 km

Akhilesh Pandey
JagranCityPlus / Faridabad

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