Rs. 23.87 crore sought for payment to the Railway authorities as advance
The State Government is considering a proposal to construct a railway overbridge on the outskirts of the city on the Gulbarga-Afzalpur State highway and widen the existing railway overbridge on Gulbarga-Jewargi Road in the city .
Official sources said here on Friday that the district administration had submitted the proposal to the Government.
It sought the release of Rs. 23.87 crore for payment to the Railway authorities as advance, to facilitate the obtaining of approval for the design and estimate from the Railway Board, and to take up the work at the earliest.
The proposed overbridge on the busy Gulbarga-Afzalpur State highway, which also connects the Circuit Bench of the Karnataka High Court and the Gulbarga Ring Road, will replace the railway level-crossing, which is a major bottleneck and causes recurring traffic jams on this road.
The overbridge on the Gulbarga-Afzalpur State highway has become essential after the district authorities decided to ban the movement of heavy vehicles, including outstation buses, on the already-congested city roads, diverting the movement of all heavy vehicles, including passenger buses and trucks to the ring road.
The decision to expand the overbridge on Gulbarga-Jewargi Road was taken keeping in view the widening of the road, which passes through the city, into a four-lane. The existing overbridge can accommodate only two lanes at a time andit is being proposed that this be expanded to accommodate four lanes.
Underpass nearly ready
Construction of the railway underpass on Old Jewargi Road is in advanced stages of completion and will be thrown open to the public in a month.
The construction of a railway underpass near the PDA College of Engineering is also nearing completion.
Outer ring road
Sources said another proposal to construct an outer ring road in Gulbarga was being considered by the Government. The district administration had submitted a proposal for the construction of a 46-km outer ring road, which would further ease traffic congestion in the city.
Overbridge on Gulbarga-Afzalpur State highway to replace railway level-crossing Railway underpass on Old Jewargi Road will be open to the public in a month
Overbridge on Gulbarga-Afzalpur State highway to replace railway level-crossing
Railway underpass on Old Jewargi Road will be open to the public in a month