Chandigarh, January 16
The development of a vehicular underpass on the nationwide freeway close to the Zirakpur-Chandigarh border has turn into a explanation for fear for commuters and those that run companies within the neighborhood.
‘Unplanned development at Zirakpur web site’
There’s a fixed site visitors jam within the space. They’ve closed all drains. When it rained just lately, the water entered my showroom. The development isn’t solely haphazard, however unplanned too, it appears. Raju, a store proprietor
Iron rods protruding out of the street alongside the boundary of the development space make it dangerous for motorists. That’s not all. Sewer water, which flows on to the street and will get gathered within the potholes, additionally raises a stench within the space. Common site visitors jams across the development web site too make it tough for many who run their outlets there.
“I journey by this street each day. Typically, I concern that the iron rods protruding from the street will tear my automobile’s tyres. Day-after-day, we battle endless site visitors jams within the space the place the underpass is being constructed,” mentioned Shanti, who commutes each day between Chandigarh and Zirakpur for her job.
Raju, who owns a store alongside the street the place the underpass is being constructed, is harrowed for the previous 4 months now. “There’s a fixed site visitors jam within the space. They’ve closed all drains. When it rained just lately, the water entered my showroom. The development isn’t solely haphazard, however unplanned too, it appears. The sewage water, which gathered on the street, is elevating stink in your complete space. No buyer desires to return right here and store on this state of affairs. We’re bleeding financially,” he mentioned.
The underpass is reportedly being constructed on the Zirakpur facet in an space of 450m at a price of round Rs10 crore to facilitate the motion of heavy autos coming from the godown space facet. The work is being carried out by a Jalandhar-based firm, Related Engineers, underneath the supervision of the Nationwide Freeway Division, Public Works Division (PWD), Punjab.
Yuvraj Bindra Singh, Government Engineer, Nationwide Freeway Division, Public Works Division, Punjab, mentioned: “I’m not conscious of all these issues, however now that they’ve been introduced up, we’ll repair these instantly. As for site visitors, we have now made the diversions thoughtfully. It’s potential that iron roads are protruding out of the drains that we eliminated.”