One week after Chandni Chowk’s multi-level flyover was opened, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to add a foot-over bridge (FOB) for pedestrian safety. The flyover might be a boon for motorists but it was a great risk for pedestrians to cross the road on a busy junction. Many netizens and local citizens demanded that a safe walkway is a must for pedestrians. Seeing the requests, the NHAI has now decided to build a footover bridge.
As per information, the move is in response to the public’s demand for a foot-overbridge or underpass during the construction of the flyover, which the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) did not consider at the outset.
Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the Chandni Chowk flyover, which aims to ease congestion at the busy Chandni Chowk junction. The flyover connects a number of important routes, including Bavdhan road, NDA road, Pashan road, Mulshi road, Paud road, and the Mumbai – Bangalore bypass. The project was co-financed by the Centre and PMC.
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has taken note of the concerns expressed by Pune Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil.
Chandni Chowk Flyover is 16.98 km long and has an interchange for 2.3 km. It has got internal and outer service lanes on each side of the highway between Mumbai and Bengaluru. It took 5 years to finish.
Pune Pulse tried contacting the relevant NHAI official but couldn’t connect.