Damaged road surface,potholes on Rambagh-Jahangir Chowk flyover costing time, damage to vehicles
Both tubes of flyover will be black topped within week: CE R&B Kashmir
Post by on Thursday, June 9, 2022
Srinagar, June 08: Commuters on Wednesday showed anger on bad roads in Srinagar especially on the flyover stretch from Rambagh to Jahangir Chowk that is giving tougher times to travellers due to the pot holes and its damaged surface.
Many commuters travelling on the flyover told Rising Kashmir that they almost have to zero the speed of their vehicles to save them from the potholes and damaged road surface of the flyover at many stretches while travelling from Rambagh to Jahangir Chowk.
“It is strange a flyover has filled with potholes which is infact unnoticed by the officials as the same is being used by the officials”, said a commuter.
Raj Kumar, a tourist from Delhi said that among the tougher rides in Srinagar he had bad times while going through the flyover stretch from Rambagh to Jahangir Chowk.
Rising Kashmir reached out to the Chief Engineer R&B Rafiq Ahmed Rafiq to seek his response over the dilapidated road condition of the flyover stretch from Rambagh to Jahangir Chowk, to which chief Engineer R&B said that he will get it’s black top surfacing done within this week.
“The areas which have pot holes or have de-surfaced on both the flyover tubes will be surfaced and black topped in stretches, and the work on the same will be started within this week”, Er. Rafiq A Rafia said.
Pertinent to mention that the project was executed by Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA) with Simplex Infra Limited as project contractors and the ambitious Rs 350 crore Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover missed several deadlines since the work began on it in the year 2013.
The construction work of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded flyover began in 2013 and was aimed to reduce the traffic congestion in Srinagar city Centre and provide quick access to International Airport.