‘Bridge-ing’ the Gap to Ease Guwahati Traffic Amidst Lockdown

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‘Bridge-ing’ the Gap to Ease Guwahati Traffic Amidst Lockdown

Barasha Das | July 11, 2020 14:35 hrs

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic and months-long lockdowns, Guwahati is undergoing major infrastructure development. Construction work on two flyovers and two foot over-bridges are ongoing on war footing. 

Although the initial lockdown slowed down the construction processes for the flyovers, currently the Public Works Department (PWD), Dispur Territorial Road Division has not just continued with the construction of the flyovers, but two new foot over- bridges are also under way.

G Plus brings you the details of these structures and its expected impact on the regular traffic congestions of that part of Guwahati.

1. The Supermarket Flyover

It will be a two-lane T-shaped flyover at the Supermarket intersection on GS Road under State Owned Priority Development (SOPD) for the year 2019-20.

Total length of flyover: 1400 metres
Ganeshguri-Sixmile leg: 920 metres
Supermarket-Last Gate leg : 480 metres
Carriage Way (width of lanes) of flyover: 7.50 metres
Sanctioned amount: Rs. 127.20 crores
Foundation stone laid on 8th December, 2019 by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Stipulated Completion Time: 36 months (December 2022)
Name of Contractor: Anil Das 

2. New wing of Bishnu Rabha Flyover

It will be a new T-wing at the Ganeshguri intersection over Bishnu Rabha Flyover  connecting RG Baruah Road to the flyover  under SOPD for the year 2018-19.

On completion of the two flyovers, traffic congestion is expected to be reduced by 30 percent. 

Total length of flyover wing: 406.70 metres
Carriage Way (width) of flyover: 7.50 metres
Sanctioned amount: Rs. 58.740 crores
Foundation stone laid on 6th March, 2019 by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Stipulated Completion Time: 30 months (September 2021)
Name of Contractor: Gautam Construction Co. Ltd.

3. Khanapara Foot Over-bridge 

Foot over-bridge near Hotel Vivanta at Khanapara under SOPD for the year 2019-20.

Scope of Work:

Lift: 2 numbers
Escalators: 4 numbers
Sanctioned amount: Rs. 13.43 crores
Construction began last week during the lockdown period
Stipulated Completion Time: 12 months (June 2021)
Name of Contractor: 4-Star group 

4. Ganeshguri Foot Over- Bridge

Foot over-bridge near Kar Bhawan at Ganeshguri under SOPD for the year 2019-20.

Scope of Work:

Lift : 2 numbers
Escalators: 4 numbers
Sanctioned amount: Rs. 10.07 crores
Construction began last week during the lockdown period.
Stipulated Completion Time: 12 months (June 2021)
Name of Contractor: Kishore Borah 

The foot-over bridges are aimed to help pedestrians cross the busy GS Road without affecting on the vehicle traffic and to prevent road accidents.

Construction works are ahead of schedule and are expected to be completed prior to the scheduled time, informed PWD.

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