Raipur: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel today inaugurated the 1620-meter long Tifra Flyover Bridge, Vyapar Vihar Smart Road and a planetarium built at the cost of Rs 107.49 crores in Bilaspur- the ‘Nyaydhani’ of Chhattisgarh. In the programme organized at Lal Bahadur Shastri Ground of Bilaspur today, 97 development works worth nearly Rs 353. 56 crore were unveiled. This includes inauguration of 62 works worth Rs 277 crore 31 lakh and bhoomipujan of 35 works worth Rs 76 crore 25 lakh.
Major development works, which were inaugurated today in Bilaspur at hands of Chief Minister Mr. Baghel, includes Tifra flyover built at Maharana Pratap Chowk in Bilaspur-Raipur road at the cost of Rs.107 crore 49 lakh, Academy building, approach road and boundary wall constructed in the Bilaspur University premise at the cost of Rs.36 crore 56 lakh, 264 houses built for police personnel in Tifra at the cost of Rs.28 crore 48 lakh, the Smart Road from Vyapar Vihar Smart Road Maharana Pratap Chowk to Tarbahar Chowk constructed by Bilaspur Smart City Limited at the cost of Rs.26 crore 83 lakh, and the Planetarium built at Vyapar Vihar at the cost of Rs.6 crore 77 lakh.
Likewise, the works for which Chief Minister Mr. Baghel performed Bhoomi Pujan in Bilaspur are as follows- automatic multilevel car parking to be built in old bus stand, Bilaspur at the cost of Rs. 10 crore 89 lakh, GIS solution system to be established in Bilaspur smart city at the cost of Rs. 9 crore 99 lakh, construction of 3.5 kms long two-lane road from Mangala Bhainsajhar to Deendayal Colony, Lokhandi Railway Gate at the cost of Rs. 5 crore 61 lakh, renovation work of 9 roads in Kota development block under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) to be done at the cost of Rs. 4 crore 85 lakh and installation of hybrid solar power system to convert existing street and auxiliary lights into dual feed with solar provision for various roads in Bilaspur at the cost of Rs.3 crore 77 lakh.
Tifra Flyover Bridge will solve the problem of traffic jam in the city
The 1620 meters long Tifra Fly Over Bridge from Tifra to Late Jamuna Prasad Verma College has been constructed by the Urban Administration and Development Department at the cost of Rs.107 crore 49 lakh. An over bridge was constructed on this railway crossing earlier as well, but it could not solve the problem of traffic jam around the square and on the bridge. Inauguration of this new flyover bridge will reduce the traffic congestion in Maharana Pratap Chowk and Tifra end, which will make commuting easier convenient for people who take NH 130.
Inauguration of Vyapar Vihar Smart Road
Chief Minister also inaugurated a well-equipped smart road built by Bilaspur Smart City Limited from Maharana Pratap Chowk to Tarbahar Chowk in Bilaspur city at the cost of about Rs 26 crore 83 lakh. The area, being the largest commercial center of the division, has always witnessed constant traffic jams. Construction of this Four Lane Smart Road here will facilitate smooth movement of trucks and goods carrier vehicles.
Inauguration of Planetarium—center of entertainment and knowledge
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has also inaugurated Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Planetarium, built by Bilaspur Smart City Limited over three and a half acres of land at the cost of Rs 6 crore 77 lakh. The city folks will get a glimpse of celestial view in this planetarium, besides the important information regarding science and astronomy. This planetarium has a 4K Single Technology Projector and a seating capacity of 200 people. Moreover, an ‘Oxyzone’ has also been developed in the Planetarium premises. Bilaspur Smart City Limited has also built an approach road for the convenience of visitors here.