Design finalized, requires tenders to be launched for the bridge: The Tribune India

Tribune press service

Ludhiana, April 3

Much more than two months after the damaging bridge over Buddha Nullah close to the Chand Cinema was closed for every type of site visitors besides two-wheelers, the MC has but to launch the tenders for the reconstruction of the bridge.

Nevertheless, officers stated the design for the reconstruction of the bridge, positioned on Previous GT Street, has been finalized.

The bridge was declared unsafe about 9 years in the past, however the crucial measures weren’t taken at the moment. The bridge was broken in numerous locations as various bricks fell from the bridge onto the street under. The guardrails of the bridge are additionally in poor situation.

In 2018, the civic physique stopped heavy automobiles from getting into the bridge, however automobiles, three-wheelers and two-wheelers have been allowed at the moment. In January 2021, the MC had a wall constructed on the street to stop the entry of automobiles, besides two-wheelers, on the part. At current, site visitors is diverted by a close-by bridge.

Members of Yuva, an NGO, lately protested the venture’s delay. They requested the civic physique to rebuild the bridge as quickly as potential. Residents of neighboring areas additionally need the reconstruction of the bridge to begin quickly.

MC’s superintendent engineer Teerath Bansal stated the design for the reconstruction of the bridge has already been ready. “The estimate of Rs 6 crore has been accepted for the venture. Now the method is underway to finalize the additional course of and tenders will probably be launched shortly, ”he stated.

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