Punjab & Region

Bharat Bhushan Ashu inaugurates start of work of Sidhwan Waterfront Phase 3

Ludhiana, November 18:

Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu today inaugurated the start of work of phase 3 of Sidhwan Waterfront project. He informed that around 1 km long stretch along the Sidhwan Canal, starting from Dugri Road to Dhuri Railway Line, would be developed for the benefit of residents in next few months time.

He was also accompanied by Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu, Senior Congress leader Kamaljit Singh Karwal, besides several others.

Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that under the 3rd phase of this project, a waterfront would be developed from Dugri Road till Dhuri Line. He said that this around 1 km stretch is lying useless at present, and when a waterfront is developed here with a cost of around Rs 3.5 crore, a large number of area residents would be benefitted as it would be used for morning/evening walk along with other leisure activities.

He said that the first phase of the Sidhwan Canal Waterfront project (around 1 km length from Ferozepur Road till Ferozepur Railway Line) with a cost of around Rs 4.74 crore has already completed and a large number of residents visit the area along with their children and families. He informed that this project includes a green belt, dedicated cycling track, playing zone, dedicated footpath along canal, sitting areas, wall climbing activities etc. In the second phase, Sidhwan Canal (from Pakhowal Road to Dugri Road) is being developed on 1.6 km long second phase (from Jawaddi Bridge till Dugri Road) with a cost of Rs 5.06 crore. He further informed that green belts, plus dedicated cycle track on both sides, double road along canal, etc are being developed here.

On the occasion, he also said that special efforts are being made to ensure that the Dugri Road intersection (near Dugri Bridge) does not face any traffic congestion.