- New Age
Gujarat government has given final nod to the cable stayed bridge project in Surat. The one kilometer long two-pillar flood-proof bridge would connect city’s Athwa Lines and Pal(Rander-Adajan) areas and save at least 15-minute time of commuters.
The state government asked Surat Municipal Corporation(SMC) to go ahead with the project after SMC officials including commissioner Aparna made a detailed presentation before the Chief Minister and shocased the need for the bridge which is first of its kind in the state.
In her presentation, SMC Commissioner Aparna told government officials, “presently there is no bridge between ONGC-Magdalla bridge and Sardar bridge and there is heavy traffic in the area. Therefore new bridge is needed.”
Proposed bridge is estimated at cost of Rs86 crore. The project was re-designed as bidders were quoting about 50% higher prices for the project. A new design will not have two approach flyovers.