Overbridge to come up at Garha Railway Crossing at a cost of 72 crores – Amritpal Singh
Jalandhar : In order to ease traffic movement at Bus Stand Chowk and Garha Railway Crossing, Jalandhar Planning Board has prepared a proposal to construct a flyover at the Garha Railway Crossing at a cost of Rs. 72 crore.
The board has reviewed the previous proposal of this project and sent it to CEO Smart City after increasing the ambit of this project under which the flyover will now start from Kings hotel and ends at outside PIMS.
Giving more information, Chairman Planning Board Amritpal Singh said that the proposal has been sent to the government to cover this project under the smart city scheme. He further said that the board has prepared a project for the construction of this flyover keeping the convenience of the people in mind.
The flyover will start from King’s Hotel adjacent to BMC Chowk and will reach Pims Hospital, he said, adding that this will benefit a large number of commuters who face massive traffic jams at Bus Stand Chowk and Garha Railway Crossing.
He mentioned that after construction of this flyover commuters moving to and from Pims will directly pass through the flyover and they will not have to get stuck in the traffic jam below the flyover.
Amritpal Singh also said that a large number of patients visit PIMS on a daily basis and they have to face a lot of trouble due to the jam, hence, a proposal has been prepared to deal with the traffic jam situation on this road.
The Chairman also held a meeting with the officials of the Public Works Department to discuss the layout of this flyover. He said that the proposal for the construction of this flyover under Smart City has been sent to the government and it is expected to go through.
He said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab government is continuously bringing people-friendly schemes so that people can be provided with better facilities.
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