Chandigarh| Some Relief from Traffic Snarls in Offing with Underpasses Planned

What’s Upcoming

Traffic snarls and congested roads of Chandigarh will soon be a thing of the past, at least on two roads, Madhya Marg and Vikas Marg as the underpass has been planned for them.

The underpass has been planned at the road dividing Sectors 12 and 14 (near PGI and Panjab University) at Madhya Marg. While on Vikas Marg, it is worked out near the dividing road of Sector 43 ISBT and Sector 52.

The UT Chandigarh Administrator VP Singh Badnore has given his in-principle approval to two underpasses.

Planning & Execution

As per UT official, a consultant will be hired to study and plan both projects. Vehicular traffic, underground services passing through the roads and project designs are basic requirements before beginning work. A report on the same will enable underground services to be shifted. The consultant will be given two to three months for the detailed study and report.

The roughly calculated length and width of each underpass would be about 80 to 90 metres and 8 to 10 metres respectively.

Estimated Cost

As per sources, a rough estimate has been ascertained. Each underpass will cost around Rs 8 to 9 crore.  

Present Scenario

The city has one underpass at Madhya Marg under the dividing roads of Sectors 11 and 15. But due to its faulty design, problems of waterlogging are common during rains. Mostly, the municipal corporation has to install pumps to drain it out.

News Source: Times Of India, Chandigarh

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