The much awaited Kukrail flyover, that connects Shakti Nagar to Gomti Nagar, has finally been opened for the public of Lucknow. The flyover was inaugurated yesterday, March, 27th. It had been under construction for the past several years and is finally ready for use, three weeks later than expected.
The flyover had been incomplete for the past eight years, due to several construction snags and other issues. Finally, the 5.8 kilometer long flyover is now complete and open for the public, coming as an advantage for Lucknowites. Since it connects Shakti Nagar and Gomti Nagar, the travel times has been cut down, making matters convenient for the citizens.
The existing route from Shakti Nagar to Gomti Nagar currently faces many detours, has frequent traffic jams which tend to be a menace to commuters on this route. Since the flyover consists of six lane roads, it will make the traffic movement faster. To add to that, the flyover even steers clear of the time consuming railway crossings, making for seamless commutes.
The Kukrail flyover will cover several areas along it’s 5.8 kilometer length. Residents of areas such as Shakti Nagar, Khurramnagar, Aliganj, Vikas Nagar, Thakurganj and a few others can make use of the flyover that directly connects to Gomti Nagar. Travel time from Shakti Nagar to Gomti Nagar will be cut down from 45 minutes to just 15 minutes, making matters convenient for residents of these areas.
With the flyover, the goal is to bypass time consuming routes between Gomti Nagar and Shakti Nagar and provide a better and more convenient travel option for commuters. The flyover is an advantage for residents of Aliganj, Vikas Nagar, Shakti Nagar and several other places as it cuts down travel times by at least 30 minutes.
The flyover was first sanctioned in 2009 and construction for the same began two years after that, in 2011. The flyover covers a total length of 5.8 kilometers and comprises of six lanes, making way for faster moving traffic. The cost for constructing the overhead railway over bridge, that runs above the flyover amounts to ₹75 crores and the flyover was built for a sum of ₹82 crores.
The development points towards a more progressive Lucknow and makes travelling within the city a more convenient experience.