Navratri brings cheer as Durga Temple Flyover opens for commuters

Flyovers, infrastructure and better vision for development. These have been trademarks of N. Chandrababu Naidu’s Chief Ministership in Andhra Pradesh. Both his stints as the CM of united Andhra Pradesh and as that of a truncated state have seen immense development on all aspects. 
Now, after a long wait, the Durga Temple flyover in Vijayawada, which has been under construction for a long time, is finally open for citizens. 
The 2.6-km long flyover was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.502 crore to ease traffic congestion in Vijayawada by the previous TDP government. The flyover starts at Kummaripalem and ends at the Rajiv Gandhi Municipal Park, passing over Temple Road and Canal Road besides the Prakasam barrage. 
The flyover was sanctioned in 2014 after the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) government came to power and was expected to be completed by 2016. However, it was plagued by delays. 
After missing several deadlines due to various reasons including shortage of funds and shortage of material and machinery, in November 2019, officials said that the flyover would be ready by the end of January 2020. After missing yet another deadline, the flyover has finally been opened to the public. 
Fortunately, the flyover’s opening has coincided with Navaratri celebrations leading to Dasara across the country. Meanwhile, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari virtually laid the foundation stone of 16 national highway projects in the state, amounting to a length of 1,411 km, at a cost of Rs 15,592 crore.

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