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‘Zirakpur flyovers to be repaired after monsoon’

Admitting that there are defects on flyovers constructed at Zirakpur and along the entire stretch,the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) said it will undertake repair work after the monsoon season.

Written by RAGHAV OHRI | Chandigarh | Published: July 12, 2013 2:37:27 am

Admitting that there are defects on flyovers constructed at Zirakpur and along the entire stretch,the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) said it will undertake repair work after the monsoon season.

This was submitted by the NHAI,earlier this week,during the resumed hearing of a contempt petition against Punjab,Haryana and Chandigarh for not implementing traffic guidelines issued by the High Court in 1998.

As the case came up for hearing,Advocate Vikram Sharda,counsel for the petitioner submitted that “the flyovers constructed at Zirarkpur and along the entire stretch of the national highway are defective as expansion joints and approach slabs cause vehicles to jump”.

On the other hand,counsel for the NHAI admitted “these defects and stated that necessary repair work would be commenced in the Ambala to Zirakpur stretch or NH-22 after the monsoon”.

With respect to the flyovers on NH-1,the NHAI has been directed to file an affidavit as to what steps it proposes to take regarding these defects.

“The covers of the drains abutting NH-21 and NH-1 are broken and in a state of despair. The NHAI is directed to ensure that the drains are cleaned and repaired,” held Justice Rajive Bhalla.

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