Mehbooba Mufti on Friday inaugurated the phase-1 of the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover starting from Amar Singh College to Barzulla in Srinagar.
By the end of this year, the second phase of the flyover, which is the longest in Kashmir, is expected to be ready. The work on the flyover had started in 2013 with an estimated cost of Rs 369 crore. The then chief minister Omar Abdullah had laid the foundation of the flyover.
The project is being executed by the Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA). Simplex Limited is the project contractor. The construction work on the flyover was badly hit due to floods in 2014 and an uprising triggered by killing of militant commander Burhan Wani in 2016.
Works Minister Naee Akhtar, who was also present at the occasion said that in terms of road infrastructure in Srinagar, this flyover is the biggest intervention.
“The construction of this flyover was halted due to floods in 2014. In 15, some work was done then again in 2016, due to the situation no work could be done. But today we stand here despite all odds, ” Akhtar said.