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To ease traffic logjam,AMC plans flyover at Shyamal junction

The proposed flyover,costing an estimated Rs 136.88 crore,will be built under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
November 22, 2013 5:03:05 am

In order to address the surge in vehicular traffic in the city,the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has planned to build a 1.86-kilometer-long flyover bridge at Shyamal Crossroads,one of the major intersections on the 132-feet Ring Road.

The proposed flyover,costing an estimated Rs 136.88 crore,will be built under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM). The Central Government,state government and local body will fund the project in the ratio of 35:15:50 (i.e. Rs 47.56 crore,Rs 20.38 crore and rs 67.94 crore),respectively.

“The proposed flyover at Shyamal crossroads has been recommended after traffic study and analysis conducted by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI). Keeping in mind the traffic congestion at some of the busiest crossroads in the city,the project has recently received administrative approval. This will be soon followed by issuing of tenders,” said AMC Commissioner Guruprasad Mohapatra.

This flyover will extend over another busy junction on the same stretch – Jivraj Park – with a four-armed signalised intersection with Vejalpur road,Dr Jivraj Marg and 132 feet Ring Road.

As per the CRRI survey,out of the two junctions – Jivraj Park and Shyamal – the traffic volume observed during peak hours in the morning (from 10-11 am) at Shyamal crossroads is 13,384 vehicles,which is nearly 33 per cent more than Jivraj Park crossroads that records 8,893 vehicles during this period. However,during the peak evening hour (7-8 pm),traffic at both these intersections is more critical than the morning hours.

The proposed flyover will begin about 112 metres from IOC petrol pump. This will continue till Jivraj Park crossroads and end at the T-junction at nearly 175 metre. The total width of the flyover bridge is estimated to be 16.50 metre and a wider 28.1 metre at the location of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) bus stops.

Keeping in mind the kind of traffic flow,the flyover has different vertical clearance at different junctions.

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