Bajghera flyover is now likely to be open by November-end. The Indian Railways is yet to place six steel frame girders. Each roughly 55-metre long over the railway track (Delhi-Gurgaon-Rewari railway track) to join the approach roads built by the public works department (PWD) on both sides.
Four girders are ready and two are still to be cast or assembled. Already an order for four cranes that will come from Panipat was placed, to put girders over the track. It will take at least one-and-a-half months to place slabs and build roads, so it is expected to be completed by November 20, and it can be opened latest by the end of that month.
On September, the PWD had opened a four-metre wide underpass at Bajghera flyover, which is built only for two-wheelers and autos. It was requested to the Indian Railways to complete the Bajghera flyover work at the earliest or anytime in October, as November will be too late. PWD has completed approach roads on both sides and opened the underpass and the only delay now is because of balance work in the central portion.
The PWD, which is the custodian authority of the project and Bajghera Road on which it planned a flyover and underpass for smooth flow of traffic between Delhi and Gurugram via Palam Vihar, New Palam Vihar and Bijwasan changed the deadline to August 31, and then October 31, and is now dependent on the Indian Railways for the final completion of the project.
Residents have been eagerly waiting for the opening of the Bajghera flyover. It will shorten the distance from my house to Udyog Vihar to 15 minutes, a distance that currently takes us a minimum of 40 to 50 minutes via Daulatabad flyover.