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Cracks reappear at IFFCO Chowk flyover

Gurugram: In a major concern for officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) cracks have reappeared at the IFFCO Chowk flyover.

The importance of the flyover can be gauged from the fact that every commuter who has to go to Old Gurugram from New Gurugram have to use this stretch. To ease the traffic at the busy route the NHAI has not only built the flyover but also developed an underpass and U-turn junction along the route.

Taking cognisance of the danger that these cracks pose to the commuters the NHAI officials have begun to cover up the gap.

However, it has not closed the stretch for the traffic as it had done year-and-a-half ago when the cracks were first seen in April 2018

Earlier the officials of NHAI had also sought assistance from IIT- Bombay experts on the construction defects that have emerged at the flyover. They had also sought assistance from the experts of IIT and had asked them to also probe for reasons of cracks in the Hero flyover.

Slated to be completed within 30 months, the IFFCO Chowk was completed in the record time of 15 months. Inaugurated by Chief Minister Ml Khattar in 2017, the project along with rest of the works had resulted in large scale appreciation.

The recent construction flaws however have now resulted in many questioning about whether the right procedures and materials were used for such projects.

This is not for the first time when issues of construction flaws have been raised in various underpasses and flyovers that have come up at the Delhi-Jaipur expressway. Earlier concerns were raised of the widening gap at the IFFCO Chowk flyover.

The matter was however resolved after a senior NHAI official public issued a statement that there was no matter of concern and the flyover was safe for usage.

In less than a year for the second time, the portion of Hero Chowk flyover which has been made operational just one- and a half years ago caved in.

Earlier in June 2018, the part of the flyover along the Delhi-Jaipur highway came out all of a six months after it was constructed.

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