Traffic Woes Set to End as RoB to be Opened Today - The New Indian Express

Traffic Woes Set to End as RoB to be Opened Today

Published: 29th December 2013 08:57 AM

Last Updated: 29th December 2013 08:57 AM

The much-awaited commissioning of the renovated North RoB, touted to be a troubleshooter to traffic woes in the city, will be opened to the public on Sunday. The bridge will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at 2 pm.

The construction of the four-lane bridge, one of the five metro rail-related works undertaken by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), has been completed at a cost of `50 crore within an overall period of 24 months. Initially, the first and fourth lanes were opened for traffic this January.

The dismantling of the existing bridge had begun in January and was completed during February. After the dismantling work, the piling works with the bridge construction works of the second and third lane began. The work was completed this week.  Meanwhile, DMRC officials said that the construction of the metro rail via ducts will be completed within a few months. The total length of the bridge is 350 metres.According to traffic officials, all vehicles will be allowed to use the bridge.

Regarding the congestion of lanes between Kaloor and Judges’ Avenue, which might become an issue once the RoB is commissioned, Traffic West Assistant Commissioner Baby Vinod said traffic diversions, if needed, along the lane will be imposed after a few days.

Union Minister of State for Food and Civil Supplies K V Thomas will be the chief guest of the function. Works Minister V K Ibrahim Kunju will preside over the event.

Transport Minister Aryadan Mohammed, Excise Minister K Babu, Civil Supplies Anoop Jacob and Mayor Tony Chammany will also be present.

DMRC Principal Adviser E Sreedharan, DMRC MD Manghu Singh, Mayor Tony Chammany and District Collector P I Sheik Pareeth will also attend the function.

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