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Wednesday, 12 May 2021 10.46 PM IST

When construction of two flyovers was completed govt got Rs 15 crore, no toll to bother people; when dream project of Kochi is realised……

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KOCHI: Commuters have finally received salvation from the busy and annoying traffic points in Vyttila and Kunadannor, the busiest in Kochi through which thousands of vehicles pass every day. Those who travel through Vyttila And Kundanoor are happy to see the flyover realised finally, for which they have been waiting for years. The Vyttila flyover project is being realised after its slow pace induced by the flood, the covid 19 pandemic and the row over the bridge being opened by V 4 Kochi before its official inauguration.

The state government decided to build the bridge with its own funds to escape from the debilitating toll collection process if the project is left to the centre. The Public works department has earlier decided to complete the project within 18 months. Even in the midst of problems and issues, with proper planning, the public works department completed the project on time. Therefore all credit goes to them. The chief minister didn’t forget to tell that during the inauguration ceremony and praised the department for its commendable work.

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Profit in Vyttila is 6.73 crores

Even though the construction of the flyover prolonged, the project was completed Rs 6.73 crores lower than the proposed estimate. On August 31st, 2017 the project received the nod for construction worth Rs 85.90 crore based on the project proposal. The tender for the project was invited in 2017 September. The building contract of the project was given to Sreedhanya constructions on 2017 November 17 for Rs 78.36 crore. Sreedhanya constructions further gave the subcontract of the project to Rahul constructions.

  • The Vyttila bridge has a length of 440 meters. The approach road in Alappuzha in 150 km long and the one in Aluva have a length of 120 km. Including the approach roads, the total length of the bridge will be 720 km. The bridge also has 12 spans with 30 meters long and two spans with a length of 40 km. Both bridges have six lanes.
  • The height of the bridge is 5.5 meters. Therefore large trucks, lorries and other heavy vehicles can easily pass through the bridge.
  • At Edapally two new service roads, each with a width of 7.5 meters has been constructed. Sleep roads have also been constructed from Ponnurunni to Vyttila hub and Thripunnithura.
  • The portion below the flyover has been designed in a manner so that vehicles towards Kadavanthura-Thripunithura, Alappuzha-Thripunithura and Alappuzha-Vyttila are regulated with traffic signal system.

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Rs 8.29 crores saved from Kundanoor

  • The flyover project at Kundanoor received administrative sanction for Rs 88.77 crores and technical sanction worth Rs 82.74 crores. However, the construction company Mary matha Infrastructure limited signed the contract to build the bridge at Rs 74.45 crores
  • The bridge is also the shortest route for giant multi-axle vehicles from Wellington to BPCL.
  • To avoid traffic jams, since the beginning of the bridge’s construction, diversion roads and sleep roads were built on both sides of the flyover project.
  • The height of the bridge was further enhanced so that the giant multi-axle vehicles coming from the island region could easily pass below the flyovers.
  • The total length of the bridge is 450 km. The length of the approach roads on both sides is 281 meters. Including the approach roads, the length of the flyover is 731 meters.

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