Srinagar: After a long wait, the second phase of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover will be thrown open for vehicular traffic today. It will be inaugurated by J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik.
For the past four years, residents were waiting for the flyover to get complete. With the second phase to be thrown open tomorrow, people are overjoyed, as Eid is also near, which may provide them some relief from traffic congestion.
“Traffic congestion has been a big problem for everyone. With flyover’s second phase being inaugurated today, it will come as a big relief,” said Abdul Rashid, a resident of Rawalpora, Srinagar.
The second phase of the flyover stretch covering 1.04 km from Rambagh to Alochi Bagh has been constructed at a cost of Rs 37.5 crore.
The officials from the Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) said: “It is expected to result in substantial traffic relief to commuters travelling from areas across this stretch towards Lal Chowk. It will reduce travel time between the said areas from 15 minutes to 1 minute.”
In the first phase, one way traffic was allowed towards Rambagh.
The flyover will come as a big relief for students, employees and common people, as it will save time.