Gwalior-Morena flyover now open

New Delhi (NVI): The Gwalior-Morena flyover, connecting Dholpur in Rajasthan and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh was today inaugurated by Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.

The 1.420 km flyover on NH-3 at Morena Town in Madhya Pradesh is worth Rs 108 crore. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan presided over the function, attended by Union Ministers Thavarchand Gehlot, Faggan Singh Kulaste, MoS-RTH Gen (Retd) VK Singh, local MPs, MLAs, senior officers from the centre and the State, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement.

The flyover has been completed within the scheduled 18 months’ period on EPC Mode. Total length of the 4-lane flyover structure is 780 metres, with 300 metre retaining wall approach towards Dholpur and 340 metre retaining wall approach towards Gwalior. The flyover has service road on both sides. The flyover will also decongest Morena city of crowded traffic which in turn save time and avoid fuel wastage, the ministry said.

Speaking on the occasion, Narendra Singh Tomar complimented the Union Transport and Highways minister Nitin Gadkari for quickly sanctioning this project and getting it completed within the scheduled time frame. He said, this stretch of road will go a long way in easing the traffic in this region.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan said, outlined a number of development projects undertaken in the district.

Gen (Retd) V K Singh said, the government is concentrating on development facilitating convenience of the people. The present stretch is important as it is a major connectivity road in the region, he said, adding that this flyover will also help in mitigating accidents on this earlier black spot.

-ARK