Ludhiana, January 21
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has started work for the construction of a flyover at Tajpur Chowk on the National Highway (NH-44) in Ludhiana, said MLA from Ludhiana (East) Sanjay Talwar today.
Earlier, the Tajpur Chowk-cut on the NH-44 was closed due to which shopkeepers and residents of Tibba Road and Tajpur Road had staged protests. They had been demanding from the government an elevated road or flyover for the past around five years so that the commuters could cross the intersection under it.
Talwar who, along with his supporters, was present when the work was started today, said, “With the construction of the flyover, a large number of people would benefit. Once the flyover is constructed, the traffic movement beneath the flyover would be allowed. The length of the flyover would be around 500 meters and it would have five spans. The service lane on both sides of the NH-44 will be widened. The flyover work will be completed by December 2021.”
After the closing of the Tajpur Chowk-cut on the NH-44, commuters coming from Samrala Chowk used to take turn from Jodhewal Basti to reach Tajpur Road. The commuters from the Tajpur Road side also covered a long distance to reach the other side of the national highway.
“The NHAI will also construct entry and exit ramps on the Jalandhar bypass chowk flyover. Also, two new railway over-bridges will be constructed on both sides of the Sherpur flyover,” said Talwar.
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