Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday evening inaugurated the much-awaited Bomikhal flyover built at a cost of Rs 44 crore.
According to reports, the construction work of the flyover began in 2012 at an estimated cost of Rs 35 crore but it was completed with a revised expenditure of Rs 44 crore.
The flyover, including approach road, has a total length of 1.541 km and a 7.5m width. The flyover will now open three-way traffic while connecting people from Rasulgarh to Saheed Nagar to Bomikhal.
The flyover has 20 pillars on Bomikhal side, 16 pillars on Rasulgarh side and another 18 pillars on Saheed Nagar side. The authorities have also installed LED streetlights, both on the flyover but also on the approach roads down the lane.
Most importantly, the newly-inaugurated flyover will ease traffic congestion on the very busy Puri-Cuttack state highway. Besides, it will also save the time of commuters who wait for long hours to cross the Saheed Nagar railway crossing.