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BHOPAL: Airport Sangharsh Samiti has threatened to launch mass agitation if their demand to build flyover-bridge intersection on the airport road is not addressed.

This comes after the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) bluntly rejected their demand citing technical issues lack of required land to develop a flyover-bridge intersection to facilitate commutation.

The committee, which represents as many as 19 residential colonies, has been demanding National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to develop a ‘junction’ in front of Haj House on 8 kilometer long flyover.

The residents of the colonies have to cover long distance to reach the flyover and so have been demanding the authorities to build a junction to ease commutation.

Responding to a notice, office bearers of the committee and NHAI officials appeared before the district magistrate Tarun Pithore at collectorate on Monday. Pithore after listening to the committee members asked the NHAI project officer to reply point wise.

While the committee members informed the collector and NHAI project officer ML Purbia about the practical problems they are facing in commutation, the official in turn cited technical and practical issues in developing a junction on the flyover.

Later, while interacting with the committee members, project officer Purabia clarified that it was not possible to build a flyover-bridge intersection for want of land.

“NHAI will have to acquire a separate land for creating a flyover-bridge intersection to facilitate traffic movement, said NHAI officer. Land acquisition is not possible under present circumstances, said Purabia, adding that he would reply to reply to collector citing all technical grounds.

Residents told NHAI project officer to consider the demands from practical point of view as they have to cover long distance to reach to flyover. The official also said that it was not possible for NHAI to build an intersection at the will and the wish of public.

Those present at the hearing included Congress leader Naresh Gyanchandani, Bhopal Utsav Mela Samiti general secretary Anupam Agrawal, civil engineer Ravi Chaurasia, AA Khan and others.

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