The Public Works Department Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Railway Over-Bridge (ROB) at Chuggiti-Ladhewali road Railway crossing at a cost of Rs 23.50 crore.Accompanied by Member of Parliament Chaudhary Santokh Singh, MLAs Rajinder Beri, Sushil Kumar Rinku, Mayor Jagdish Raj Raja, Singla said that in Punjab, work of 27 ROBs is underway in Punjab’s various parts which will give a huge relief to the commuters.He said that the Chuggiti-Ladhewali ROB will facilitate more than one lakh people who live around Jalandhar-Pathankot and Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur roads.Lauding the efforts of the MLA Rajinder Beri in which constituency ROB project falls, The Cabinet Minister said that he worked overnight to secure No Objection Certificates (NOCs) from concerned departments for starting the project at the earliest.Singla further disclosed that the work of ROB having a width of 12-meter and 450-meter length would be completed in the next 18-months. He said that the tender of the work has been given to M/s Associates Engineers, Maqsudan.
The Cabinet Minister further said that his department has been carrying out 58 development works at the cost of Rs 25 crore in Jalandhar district which would be over soon.Singla also directed the officials to send a proposal for Talhan Road so that the work can be initiated soon. The PWD Minister also announced Rs 40 lakh for the construction of two bridges on the Bist-Doab Canal in Jalandhar West Constituency as sought by MLA Sushil Kumar Rinku.Prominent among present occasion included Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, Municipal Commissioner Karnesh Sharma, SDM Rahul Sindhu, PWD Executive Engineer BS Tuli, PSPCL Deputy Chief Engineer Harjinder Singh Bansal, Engineer Avtar Singh, SDO Vishal Kumar and others.Later in Shahkot Constituency, Minister accompanied by MLA Hardev Singh Ladi Sherowalia, dedicated a 3.71-KM newly carpeted road to the public which has come up at the cost of Rs 3.71 crore. He said that the work of constructing the road has been completed in six months. He said that work on the Gohir-Nakodar-Malsian road has also been finished at the cost of 1.70 crore.