Finally, Work Begins on Mohali-Kharar Flyover

The much awaited flyover on the Mohali-Kharar road stretch has finally started to take shape. The design of the flyover has been finalized & implementation of the same has begun. This would be a great relief to commuters that often pass from Mohali to Kharar as this stretch witnesses huge traffic jams as of now.

The estimate given earlier was Rs. 368 crores for this project. And the flyover’s construction work is expected to be completed till December, 2018.

The ‘Final’ Design:

Earlier, two designs for the Mohali – Kharar flyover were shelved out. The new design that has been finalized is a mix of elevated and surface project. This new design will be built by L&T constructions. The flyover is going to be 7.3 kms long which will start from Balongi and will end at Khanpur T-point in Kharar. The flyover will be built on the National Highway-21. The expected time span for its construction is 30 months.

Old Design:

The idea previously showcased to the Authorities was that this Chandigarh’s flyover will be constructed from Sector-39, Chandigarh to Khanpur village. But when this idea was presented, the authorities later modified the design. The modified flyover was to be built starting from Mohali-Chandigarh Border situated in phase VI to Khanpur village. But since some of the parts of Gurdwara and few houses needed to be demolished for this purpose, so this idea saw protests by the residents and thus was shelved out.

Mohali Kharar Flyover Details:

This seemingly final iteration in the design of this Chandigarh’s awaited flyover is under the control of Delhi authorities. This decision can be expected to be taken very shortly. The new design will consist of something like this:-

  • 3 km elevated road that would be starting from Balongi light and going up to Sunny Enclave.
  • Thereafter a 2.96 km road will be constructed on from Sunny Enclave to BSNL building in Kharar. This is on the surface level.
  • From the BSNL building, there will be again a 1.3 km elevated road till Khanpur T-point.

This mix of elevated and surface road is done in order to optimize the traffic flow and to reduce the small inconveniences caused to the city residents.

Sources: The Tribune

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