In order to de-congest the area near Jagraon bridge and relieving the residents travelling to Chandigarh or coming to Ludhiana from Chandigarh, the Ludhiana Municipal Corporation is planning to make another bridge right above the already existing Jagraon bridge.
Not only this, the MC is also planning to widen the already existing bridge by removing the railings and putting the strong pillars from beneath.
While these are both long-term plans to avoid the area turning into a bottleneck as the eight-laning of road from Durga Mata Mandir Chowk to Sidhwan canal will start, there is a short-term plan too which the MC has proposed. This plan is to trim the triangle-shaped green island where the statues of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev stand to widen the road and accommodate more vehicles.
MC Commissioner Rahul Tewari on Sunday visited the Jagraon bridge along with Additional Commissioner Sumit Jarangal and ACP (Traffic) Deepak Hilori, and discussed all three proposals.
Talking to Newsline after the visit, Tewari said, \"As eight-laning starts, Jagraon bridge will again be a bottleneck for city. To avoid that, we have made two long-term and one short-term proposals. In our first long-term proposal, we are planning to make another bridge which will run parallel above existing bridge, taking commuters to Vishwakarma Chowk directly from Durga Mata Mandir Chowk.\"
\"In the second long-term proposal, we are planning to widen the already existing bridge with insertion of pillars and removal of railings to accommodate more vehicles. It will be a relief for people coming to Ludhiana from Chandigarh,\" said Tewari.
He said that since both the plans would require assistance from the railways, the consultancy firm RITES had been given responsibility to contact them and also find out the cost that would be incurred on both the plans.
Talking about the short-term plan, Tewari said that the \"green triangle on which statues of martyrs stand will be trimmed to make more vehicles move smoothly\".
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