Published On : Wed, Nov 23rd, 2016

Chhatrapati flyover reopened for traffic well before the deadline



Nagpur: The demolition work was completed on November 22, 2016 within seven days, much before the planned date. It was nearly impossible to finish this task within seven days. It was possible only due to the tireless efforts of the Engineers of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) under the able guidance of Managing Director of NMRCL Brijesh Dixit.

NMRCL expressed their gratitude to the commuters using this road as well as local residents and other government agencies for their wholehearted cooperation.  NMRCL is thankful to the media for their wide coverage of the work. They also seek their cooperation for construction of new Double Decker Flyover. Managing Director of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited Brijesh Dixit appreciated the efforts taken by NMRCL Engineers, workers, contractors and all concerned.

It was decided to dismantle the existing flyover from November 15, 2016 to November 30, 2016. After getting necessary permission from Traffic Police, the demolition work was started on November 15, 2016. It was a rare occasion when such large concrete structure was dismantled in Vidarbha. In order to complete this mammoth task it was decided to carry out the work virtually 24/7 and necessary manpower and machinery were deployed at site.

During this demolition work the traffic was diverted on different routes, NMRCL deployed extra traffic marshals on these diverted routes. To prevent any untoward incidents, NMRCL also deployed ‘Quick Response Team’ on this entire stretch. NMRCL opened a Control Centre at ‘Metro House’ with continuous feed of CCTV camera from entire stretch.

NMRCL issued passes to local residents and people living in adjoining area. During this demolition work Minister for Surface Transport and Shipping Nitinji Gadkari visited the site and expressed satisfaction for speedy and safe work. Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Mayor of Nagpur Praveen Datke complimented the Nagpur Metro for timely and safe completion of task.

An information kiosk was erected near Chhatrapati Nagar Chowk for dissemination of information to citizens, press reporters and electronic media. An exhibition showing the details of stations and paintings of the flyover by local artist and a model of proposed Double Decker Flyover was set up at the site. Nearly 5000 people visited this exhibition per day. A wall was erected at site for signing the pledge to support “Majhi Metro”. Nearly 7000 people signed the pledge. A video wall was placed at the site for showing the film of Nagpur Metro and the Demolition work of Flyover. Visitors expressed their feelings of satisfaction for sharing the information.