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Delay in design approval a hindrance

Published: 24th June 2013 10:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2013 10:46 AM   |  A+A-

It’s more than three month since KITCO and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) submitted the design of the Vyttila flyover for the state government’s approval.

According to officials with the Vyttila Mobility Hub, the finalisation of the design of the flyover is crucial for the implementation of the second phase of the Hub.

“If we get an idea of the flyover we can redesign the entrance and the exit of the buses and other vehicles to the Hub. The more the design is delayed, the more the hurdles in the implementation of the second phase of the Hub,” the official said.

 The state government had sought the design of the Hub in April. “They told us that the Hub would be a major concern while implementing the flyover at Vyttila. If the design proposed by KITCO is approved, we can easily make the changes during the construction,” he said.

Sources with KITCO said they were waiting for the government nod. “The project does not require land acquisition. If the authorities want the project to become a reality, they should make a decision on the design. The recent Cabinet decision to build a flyover at Vyttila is just mere talk,” they said.

The Vyttila flyover proposed by KITCO is estimated at Rs 80 crore. Also, no land acquisition is required. Once the Hub becomes a reality, the traffic congestion on the routes is beyond imagination. It is time the government starts the work right now, the construction of the flyover will take one or two years and by the time the second phase of the hub would be over.

 Meanwhile, PWD officials said a decision on the design would be made soon. They also added that the proposal by KITCO project was more feasible than the rest.



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