Flyover at the Sector 29/31/Industrial Area Phase I/Industrial Area Phase II roundabout would cost the Union ministry of road transport and highways and shipping around Rs 300 crore. The ministry is executing the project and had asked the Chandigarh administration to prepare the cost estimate. The engineering department has prepared the estimates, which will be forwarded to the ministry on Thursday.
Nitin Gadkari, Union minister for road transport and highways and shipping who was in Chandigarh on October 18, had announced to start the work on the flyover within 10 months. The detailed project report is ready and will be accorded approval shortly. Thereafter, the ministry will initiate the process of floating the tender.
In its comprehensive mobility plan submitted to the UT in 2009, RITES had stated that the roundabout witnesses high traffic volume of up to 1 lakh passenger car units.