Bridge near Jhamat village to end commuters’ woes

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, April 7

To improve the infrastructure and facilitate movement of vehicles, a new bridge would be built at the cost of Rs7 crore near Jhamat village besides carpeting of approach roads leading to Jalandhar via Ladhowal National Highway bypass and from the bridge to the underpass. The project would be executed by the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) and its construction would be completed in the next two months.

Inspecting the proposed bridge site near Jhammat here today with officials of the GLADA and the Municipal Corporation on behalf of Punjab Minister for Food, Supplies and Consumer Affairs Bharat Bhushan Ashu, his wife and Councillor Mamta Ashu said the proposed bridge would be 12-metres wide against its existing width of just 3.7 metres.

She said the areas surrounding Jhamat village had witnessed development of a large number of residential colonies besides some educational institutions and the existing bridge was causing frequent traffic jams due to its narrow width. “After the minister took up the matter with the state government, officials of the GLADA, the Irrigation Department and others had surveyed the site to solve the traffic woes and a detailed project report was prepared for construction of new bridge and improve road infrastructure,” Mamta added.

To help reduce traffic congestion

  • Councillor Mamta Ashu said the proposed bridge would be 12-metres wide against its existing width of just 3.7 metres.
  • She said the areas surrounding Jhamat village had witnessed development of a large number of residential colonies besides some educational institutions and the existing bridge was causing frequent traffic jams due to its narrow width.

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