The Fact News Service
Ludhiana, March 23
After taking a round of the elevated road project on Ludhiana-Ferozepur highway, Sanjeev Arora, MP (Rajya Sabha) along with prokect dirrector of NHAI KL Sachdeva has stated that he has been reassured by the NHAI officials that the project would be completed by end June.
Arora was accompanied by Sachdeva and other members of NHAI team. NHAI officials in Delhi too have already assured him that the project would be completed by June this year.
He added that he is completely satisfied as the work is in progress very speedily. He admitted that under-construction elevated road project has become a serious cause of traffic snarls, but it is good to note that NHAI is giving topmost priority to the complete construction within the assured time. He hoped that the days of traffic congestions on this passage would become a history after the project is completed.
Adding, Arora said the speed of the ongoing work can be well imagined from the fact that earlier 3.5 to 4 concrete spans (each span measuring 28.5 meters) were placed every month but 6.4 concrete spans were placed in the month of February. He said he has observed that the NHAI team is working very hard and seriously day and night. Even the NHAI has made arrangements for additional machinery to carry on the construction work without any interruption if the existing machinery gets faulty, he added.
Further, Arora said he has been told by Sachdeva that there would be four slip roads, one each near Verka Plant, PAU, Bhai Bala Chowk, and Hotel Park Plaza. There would also be a provision for vehicular traffic to move towards the bus stand and Shri Durga Mata Mandir.
Arora said he along with the NHAI team also took a round on the already constructed elevated portion of project from the beginning point to near Verka milk Plant in his car at the maximum speed limit of 80 Km and found it satisfactory. He said Sachdeva has also made an appeal to the general public to follow guidelines of the NHAI and not to exceed the speed of their vehicles from 80 KPH on elevated road.
He said he has observed that all norms with regard to the quality standards are being strictly followed by the NHAI in completing this project.