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For second time in less than a year, portion of Hero Chowk flyover caves in

Gurugram: 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 recently built flyover at the Delhi-Jaipur highway came out all of a sudden six months before it was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Haryana.

The situation had resulted in the heavy traffic jam for the office goers in the morning that continued for more than six hours.

It is estimated that more than eighty thousand vehicles use the flyover daily for going to Udyog Vihar-6, Manesar and Jaipur. There are also a large number of commercial vehicles that use the flyover for the transportation of goods.

To prevent the widening of the cracks the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has closed the portion for traffic coming from the Jaipur side so that the maintenance works can be undertaken. Meanwhile, the officials have filled up cracks temporarily so that the vehicles can move along the route.

The state of art of flyover was completed that was built at an approximate cost of Rs 200 crore.

The construction of the flyover had brought in a lot of laurels for the engineers, contractors and the public officials as it was completed well before its deadline.

The flyover was a plan of revamping the Delhi-Jaipur highway where the NHAI and the Haryana government has invested Rs 1,400 crores in recent years to build various flyovers and underpasses along the busy route.

Controversies began to emanate soon after the commuters started using the flyover as there were reports of materials coming out on various occasions.

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.

Public agencies in Gurugram however faced immense criticism after the roof of underpasses at Rajiv Chowk and Signature towers collapsed during a dust storm in April 2018.

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