Stones of 2 foot overbridges laid

To come up at Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib, Kali Mata Mandir

Stones of 2 foot overbridges laid

Punjab Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur lay the foundation stone of a foot overbridge near Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib in Patiala on Saturday. Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 25

In a major relief to pilgrims visiting Gurdwara Dukhniwaran Sahib and Kali Mata Mandir here, Patiala Member of Parliament Preneet Kaur and Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla today laid foundation stones of two foot overbridges with escalators and ramps at both places.

Patiala MP Preneet Kaur said pilgrims were facing a lot of hurdles in reaching both religious institutions.

She said: “Due to heavy flow of traffic on the Patiala-Sirhind road, pilgrims face a lot of inconvenience in crossing the road to reach the gurdwara. Moreover, the road is also vulnerable to accidents. Therefore, the overbridge will be of a great help to pilgrims.”

She said: “The Kali Mata Mandir Temple, near Sherawalan Gate, witnesses a huge rush of pilgrims during Navratras, which disrupts the smooth flow of traffic. Foot overbridge with escalator and ramps at the temple will ease the situation”.

Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla: said, “Besides providing relief to pilgrims, it will also help in easing traffic congestion. A sum of around Rs 2.5 crore will be spent on the construction of these overbridges.”


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