With a view to decongest site visitors on the busy ‘procuring lane’ highway, Larger Mohali Space Growth Authority (GMADA) will widen the highway ranging from Section-7 mild level to Section-11 mild level. It is without doubt one of the busiest stretches within the metropolis.
The work on the ₹39-crore undertaking will start in September this yr and tenders have already been floated for a similar. All outdated bushes, rising on each side of the highway, might be transplanted to different locations.
As per info, the overall size of the highway to be widened is sort of 3.5km.
From the Section-7 mild level to the one close to Punjab College Training Board (PSEB), the highway might be widened from 30 metres to 60 metres. From PSEB mild level to Military canteen in Section-10, the highway might be widened from 10.5 metres to 30 metres, whereas from Military canteen lights level to Section-11 mild level, the highway might be widened from 10 metres to 30 metres.
GMADA chief engineer Davinder Singh stated, “Tenders have already been floated and we’re hopeful of beginning the undertaking in September this yr. Residents have lengthy been demanding for the widening of this highway stretch because of the site visitors congestion.”
NS Kalsi, former government engineer, GMADA, stated, “As soon as widened, site visitors might be streamlined and there’ll fewer accidents. We additionally request the authority involved to widen the highway from Kumbra Chowk to Bawa White home in Section-11, which ends on the railway station in Mohali.”
MC cycle observe undertaking a non-starter
Even after three years, the bold cycle observe undertaking of the Mohali municipal company (MC) has remained a nonstarter. In October 2019, the civic physique has determined to assemble a 6km cycle observe from Section-11 to Spice Chowk in Industrial Space, Section-7 (until cremation floor) at a price of ₹2.27 crore, however nothing has been finished. At current, there aren’t any cycle tracks in Mohali. The proposed cycle observe was to start out from Section-11 in entrance of NIPER in Sector 67, go via Kumbra Chowk, PCL mild factors, and go on until Industrial Space, Section-7, Mohali.
Metropolis mayor Amarjeet Singh Sidhu stated, “I fail to know why this undertaking was not applied. I’ll maintain a gathering with the officers involved and ensure the undertaking is expedited.”