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The construction work of the Jagraon Bridge has been closed since last one year. The protests by the people over the demand for the reconstruction of Jagraon Bridge have finally shown their impact. The reconstruction work will going to start after long period delay.The grant amount of Rs 26.17 cr. has been released. Referring to the letter received in regards of Deputy Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Aggarwal said that Punjab Infrastructure Development Board has released amount of Rs. 26.17 cr. to Municipal Corporation Ludhiana.
DC Aggarwal hoped to held meeting with the Municipal Corporation officials to initiate this matter so that the work of this bridge could be started soon.Let us state that on July 15, various organizations had tried to awaken the government in a comic manner by demanding the reconstruction of Jagraon Bridge. Under which the organizations, organize the mourn on death of the bridge, offering floral wreaths on the bridge and prayed to god for Rebirth of bridge.Surprisingly, the government had to make this bridge before the expiry, but now even after the expiry, no extinction of this bridge is being taken. People say that it appears that the government is waiting for any untoward accident.This bridge number 391-B was constructed in 1888 but due to expiry on 14th July 2016, the administration had placed a board of ‘Jagraon Bridge being closed due to insecure’ here. This bridge is a very important bridge, which is why it is considered to be in Ludhiana’s heart but the government did not take it even after one year of maturity. After the peaceful protest by the people, the government has released Rs. 26.17 crore to municipal corporation Ludhiana for the construction of this bridge. Now the municipal corporation should not be late in starting its work, should start its work immediately to avoid any untoward incidents and facilitate the people due to traffic restoration.
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