Jabalpur, New Dunia Rep. The construction of the first flyover of the city has started to streamline the traffic. In the coming time, the city can also get relief from the pressure of traffic, but at present its construction has become a problem for the public. In fact, where the flyover is being built, there was central street lighting on the roads. As soon as construction started, several kilometers of street lights went off. The construction agency or the corporation administration did not bother to shift it. The situation is that due to the closed street lights for months, the public is upset. There have also been many accidents. Despite this the administration is not paying attention.
Road shrouded in darkness for months: The road from Mahanadda to Premnagar, Ranital via Madan Mahal and from Baldevbagh to Damohnaka has been shrouded in darkness for months. These streets had central street lighting. The same lights kept illuminating the roads in the night but as soon as the flyover work started, the street lights of these roads were switched off. The company that built the flyover switched off these lights to erect the pier. On the other hand, even after the passage of months, the municipal corporation did not shift the lights on both sides of the road, due to which the roads spread in darkness as soon as evening. There have been many accidents due to heavy vehicles passing through here.
The road is narrow in many places: The road on which the flyover is under construction has been covered on both sides. Due to this, the width of the road is not getting even 10 feet to clear the vehicles at many places. In such a situation, there is a closed street light and trouble remains.
Also pits on both sides: Large potholes have emerged in the remaining road. This is the situation especially from Ranital to the traffic police station and from Madanmahal station to Ranital Chowk. In the dark, the potholes raised in these roads are not visible and accidents are happening.
5 km road in the dark: The road from Mahanadda to Premnagar, from Madanmahal to Ranital, from Ranital to the traffic police station and from Baldevbagh to Damohnaka, about 5 kms, gets drenched in darkness in the evening. The funny thing is that even after the movement of corporation officials through these roads, they do not see the darkness.
Construction started a year ago: The flyover construction work in the city started about a year ago. This is the condition of the roads since then. Even after lapse of such a long period, the street light is not being shifted, it remains a matter of surprise.
Here is the recent:
– The contract is worth 758 crores
– total length is 7 kilometers
– Construction to be completed in 3 years
– 186 piers are to be built, out of which 73 are ready
– There are 5 legs, there is also a 193 meter long cable stay bridge
This responsibility rests with the company that built the flyover. It is also mentioned in the terms of the contract that they have to shift the street lights. The work is being done by them. Soon street lights will start burning along the roads.
Naveen Lonare, Municipal Corporation Electricity Department in-charge