There has been huge delay in making of flyover from Jehangir Chowk-Ram Bagh. Even during the Governor’s rule, the agency of the flyover missed many deadlines to complete the project. After the administration asked him to finish the work as soon as possible he could recently only complete the second phase of the flyover as a third phase is still to be completed.
Recently Governor Satya Pal Malik dedicated the second phase of the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover to commuters. This stretch of 1.04 km would provide much awaited relief to commuters from Rambagh to Alochi Bagh and regulate traffic at Rambagh, Solina, Alochi Bagh and on the Rambagh Bridge.
The third and last phase of the flyover is expected to be completed by June end. Once completed, the 2.4 kilometer flyover with six access ramps at Jehangir Chowk, Gogji Bagh, Alochi Bagh, Rambagh, Natipora and Barzulla, will substantially decongest city traffic and reduce travel time between Jehangir Chowk and Rambagh from about 45 minutes to about 2.5 minutes.
There are many such projects not being completed in Kashmir Valley and it has resulted in huge traffic mess on the streets of Srinagar. The previous governments even got some agencies to give suggestions for the recognition of traffic and they have submitted their reports to the government. One of the reports has asked the administration to use river and Dal Lake as the alternative for the traffic in Srinagar city. Water transport was started in the past, but it could not pick-up due to many reasons.