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Work on second entry and facade improvement of the city Railway Station under Smart City Project to start soon

Punjab Tribune Bureau | July 21, 2019 04:30 PM

Move aimed at facilitating the city residents

JALANDHAR: In a major breakthrough aimed at facilitating the residents of the city, the work on second entry to the city Railway Station along with the facade improvement would start soon under the Smart City Project.

A decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Lok Sabha MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh in which Chief Executive Officer of the Smart City Project Jitendra Jorwal and Chairman of Jalandhar Improvement Trust Daljeet Singh Ahluwalia besides others were also present. It was decided in the meeting that the Lok Sabha MP, CEO Smart City and Chairman Improvement Trust would have a meeting with the General Manager Railways on July 26 regarding these projects at New Delhi. During the meeting, both these issues would be deliberated upon for the early execution of this work.

The Jalandhar Smart City would float the tenders for the façade improvement project of the city to be executed at a cost of Rs. 2.77 crore. Jorwal said that the project was fully ready and would be kicked off after the meeting with the General Manager Railways.  He said that projects aim at the development of the Jalandhar Railway Station project through Façade improvement, soft and hard landscaping, streamline traffic circulation through one-way road, development of Drop-off area and pick-up area, organising the parking area for private car, two-wheelers and three-wheelers. Jorwal said pedestrian movement would also be segregated through the tabletop crossing and designated pedestrian pathways to ensure pedestrian safety.

It was apprised in the meeting that the Jalandhar Improvement Trust has already sent the proposal regarding transfer of land for this purpose to the state government. As soon as the green signal would be given by the state government the land would be transferred to the Government of India for the starting of the work. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha MP said that he would soon take up the matter with the centre and state government expedite the work on these projects to benefit the city residents.

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