Nagpur: The much talked about demolition works of Chhatrapati Square flyover which has kept the traffic cops on toes for over a week, has now reached the finishing line. Soon the stretch will be open for traffic movement. It is going to take 2 more days, informed a source close to the development. This is the history of the sort when Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) has taken down the giant Chhatrapati Nagar Flyover within just one week as against anticipated 15 days time.
The work to clear debris is on at a full-swing and the patches are being repaired. The traffic on Wardha road will be resumed within two days and temporary inconvenience faced by citizens due to route diversion will come to an end. NMRCL began the dismantling work from November 15. On November 22, the work was almost complete and labourers were clearing debris and sweeping the road to open it for traffic.
NMRCL maintained the two piers of old flyover as mark of memory of the flyover, which served Nagpurians for the last 15 years. The collection of debris and its dumping in Chichbhuvan site is going on round-the-clock. Almost 30 dumpers are deployed to dump the debris and 10 poclain machines are lifting the debris from the ground zero. The contractor M/s Matte & Associates have deployed around 250 workers for this special work.
The 15-year-old flyover will be replaced by an ultra-modern double decker flyover from Ajni Square to Sonegaon Police Station. This three km long double decker flyover will carry conventional traffic and East-West segment of Metro Rail. The total cost of the new flyover will be Rs 425 crore and is set to provide more wider road space.
NMRCL used combi crusher, Rock Breaker, Excavator, Diamond Floor Saw, 40-60 tonnes crane, dust separator and other modern machinery to demolish the flyover. Sushil Kumar, Additional Chief Project Manager, Vidya Sagar, Deputy Chief Project Managar, JP Gupta, Assistant Managar and team of NCC and Matte and Associates worked round the clock to complete the herculean task.