VIJAYAWADA: The much awaited work relating to flyover at the Kanaka Durga temple to ease traffic congestion seems to be taking off.
Roads and Buildings principal secretary B Sam Bob, who was in Vijayawada on Monday, directed the officials to ensure its completion by August next year ahead of Krishna Pushkaram.
Recently, municipal commissioner G Veerapandian and joint collector Gandham Chandrudu surveyed the entire stretch where the flyover is expected to come up separately and that marked the end of the ground-level survey.
Even the police department too has worked out alternative arrangements for the flow of traffic when the flyover construction commences. Tentatively, the traffic bound for Vijayawada would be diverted to the city via tunnel road from Gollapudi to facilitate the construction of the bridge.
Sam Bob discussed the status of the project with officials of the roads and buildings, police, municipal, power utility and irrigation departments in presence of district collector Babu A.
The flyover is planned to be expected in as a three-span one divided into 12 units, the collector informed the principal secretary. The ground-level survey is already done and reports on works that each department has to take up would have to be made ready.
The approach from Hyderabad side would be 220 metres and on Vijayawada side 250 metres. The actual length of the flyover would be 1,850 metres. Together the length would be 2,350 metres.
The collector said that the consultant hired for the purpose has already submitted a report. The flyover should be ready by Krishna Pushkarams next year, he said and added that a minute study has to be done on the pipelines, power cables, land acquisition and the buildings that had to be removed.
The collector told the principal secretary that the traffic bound for Kolkata would have to be diverted via Ibrahimpatnam, G Konduru, Mylavaram and Hanuman Junction. As regards buses bound for Vijayawada, they would have to be stopped at Vidyadharapuram and the passengers would have to be brought into the city by mini vans. Traffic bound for Chennai should be diverted at Narketpally itself via Addanki.