Saturday, January 2, 2010

Eight more foot-bridges coming up

GUWAHATI, Jan 2: Altogether eight more foot-bridges are coming up in the city. PWD and GMDA have been assigned to carry on the construction. While assignment of constructing five bridges has been given to PWD, the rest three have been given to GMDA.

Two out of three foot-bridges assigned to GMDA are coming up on the busy GS Road—one in Khanapara area which is in front of the Veterinary College while the other is in Lachit Nagar area. The third bridge under GMDA is coming up at Maligaon Chariali connecting the MG Road with the one that leads to Pandu. The construction works for the three bridges are on.

The State Government has already sanctioned Rs 150 lakh against these three bridges during the current fiscal (2009-2010), said GMDA sources. The GMDA has assigned the construction works to Global Trade Enterprise, sources further added.

On the other hand, one of the five foot-bridges to be constructed by PWD is coming up in front of the State Secretariat at Dispur. The construction works are under process. Construction of the rest four foot-bridges is yet to get momentum, said sources.

Sources further said, “A period of six months for construction of one foot-bridge will be required but one cannot be certain of the fact since there are a lot of things to be settled. The project aims at giving a relief to pedestrians.”

But according to city people these steps could have been taken by the Government much earlier as two foot-bridges have already been opened one at Sukreswar and the other at Machkhowa. THE SENTINEL

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