Ludhiana:Much to the relief and happiness of the city residents, the widening work of Jagraon Bridge is expected to start soon as the new Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Ludhiana, Jaskaran Singh has sent the letter regarding it to the new Punjab Government.
Jaskaran Singh said that on the basis of revert of letter from Punjab Government they would follow further course of action regarding Jagraon Bridge repair and widening work. He further said that the work is moving at a fast pace in the files and soon it would take a practical shape soon most probably in the month of April.
It is pertinent to mention that according to Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Ferozepur Division, Anuj Parkash informed that in new specifications Jagraon Bridge would be 12 meters wide, 10.5 road and 1.5 foot path, while existing Jagraon bridge is 6.9 meters road . From past few months Municipal Corporation Ludhiana and railway officials are in conversation for reconstruction of this Bridge as railway authorities had closed one side of the bridge for heavy vehicles while declaring it unsafe. MC officials had requested railways to increase width of the bridge from 7.5 meters to 10.5 meters but railways had refused to do same earlier.
MCL authorities earlier informed that it was a great relief that railway officials have agreed to increase width of bridge before elections because once it would be reconstructed it would serve movement of traffic for next so many years and flow of the traffic would increase manifold. As for a long time this project delayed for more than a decade and it would be a great step for the welfare of the Ludhiana as its the bottleneck of city.
The traffic experts of the city Rahul Verma and Kamaljit Soi also agrees to the fact that Jagraon Bridge widening is the need of hour and has made many efforts in bringing this project to the floor for the public welfare.
Soon, the traffic problem of the Jagraon Bridge would get over fully due to which the widening of Jagraon Bridge would be done as in the coming year city would become wider only and vehicles would increase in large number. Also, the work of its beautification is in progress and would move on a much faster pace in coming days to make it the best bridge of the city.
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