Flyover to be built at Jogiwala Chowk, tender invited; will get this relief
Jogiwala can be considered as the entry point of the city for travelers coming from the Haridwar side. Over time, the traffic has increased threefold at the Jogiwala Chowk but it has not been widened
Jogiwala can be considered as the entry point of the city for travelers coming from the Haridwar side but it has not been widened with time. To reduce its headache, the police have converted it into a normal road by putting a divider in the middle of the road, due to which this junction, which is already facing encroachment sees traffic jams throughout the day. However, now it is a matter of great relief that the road has been opened for the construction of flyover (elevated road) at Jogiwala Chowk. National Highway Section Doiwala has invited tenders for the design of flyover and preparation of DPR, initiating the process of selection of consultant company.
According to OP Singh, Executive Engineer, National Highway Section, Doiwala, after selecting the consultant company, the DPR will be prepared and it will be sent to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for approval. The process of selection of Consultant Company has been started only after the consent of the Central Government.
It should have been constructed in 2013
In March 2013, along with the Balliwala, Ballupur, and ISBT flyovers, the foundation stone for the construction of the flyover at Jogiwala was also laid. The work on the ground for the construction of the flyover was also started here. However, after about two to three months, the state government pulled out of the project without any explanation. From then till now the matter was going on in a tizzy.
This will get relief from flyover
After the construction of the flyover, the traffic of Haridwar-Dehradun highway will pass through it and the service road section below will be free for local vehicles. In this way, vehicles will be able to cross easily without getting stuck in the jam. At the same time, local vehicles will get additional facilities due to the construction of service roads under the flyover.