Chandigarh: Kirron Kher Member Parliament from Chandigarh announced that foundation stone laying ceremony for the much awaited rail Under Bridge (RUB) at Manimajra railway crossing under 126 will be held on March end. The project is under direct supervision of Kher, she said.
She said, “The project is most awaited and much needed for the relief for the residents of Manimajra. The efforts are being made to get the project rolling at the earliest and we will lay the foundation stone by March end. The deadline at present is set for September, 2017 for the completion of the RUB.”
Recently, the Municipal Corporation (MC) carried out the measurements and markings of the road where railway under bridge is to be constructed at Manimajra railway crossing (xing) number 126. The team of engineering wing (construction branch) carried pout the markings of unauthorised buildings.
All such buildings in violation will be demolished before the under bridge construction is started. The team led by Sub Divisional Engineer Baljeet Chhikara carried out the marking process. Chhikara said, “We will send the report to the head office requesting the initiation of the encroachment clearance so that the work may be started.”
RUB would provide relief to the residents from the traffic woes at Manimajra level crossing and it was long pending demand of the area residents.
RUB will be 3 metres (10 feet) in height and total width of the road will be 36 feet (18 on each side). There will be water drainage system to avoid water logging during rainy season. The total estimated expenditure incurred on this project shall be Rs 4.25 crore.
UT Administration has already paid Rs five crore to railways for construction of underpass at Manimajra. The project has been delayed for 5 years despite of the fact that construction cost has been paid in advance. “It was for the earlier ruling government to have expedited the project but due to their laxity, the UT Administration and MC is now rendering losses due to delay,” said Kirron Kher. She also added that now MC is trying to initiate the project within one months’ time.
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