Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswara Rao, who inspected the arrangements at Vijayawada’s Kanaka Durga temple on Sunday, ahead of the upcoming Dusshera festival, said that the flyover in the area will be finished in six months, and be opened by March 18.
According to The Hindu, officials have imposed new traffic restrictions in the jurisdiction of the Vijayawada Commissionarate, and diverted a few routes, including the ones leading to Chennai and Hyderabad, in order to speed up the construction of the flyover.
Earlier, Principal Secretary (Transport, Roads and Buildings Department) Sumita Dawra who inspected the site, released Rs 24 crore to renovate peripheral roads across the city, that can be used following the traffic diversions.
This came after Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu gave his nod for the same, to facilitate the early construction of the Kanaka Durga flyover.
He had also wanted the private company to complete the construction of the flyover in time, and warned of serious action if they failed to meet the deadline.
The flyover is long due, and estimated to built at a cost of Rs 447 crore. The flyover starts at Kummaripalem and ends at the Rajiv Gandhi Municipal Park.
While officials had earlier planned to have it ready by Dusshera, it failed to meet the deadline.
It was also reported that the road leading to Kanaka Durga Flyover will be open for the devotees.
Additionally, the traffic diversion in the city has become a nightmare to commuters.