Rail overbridge at Manimajra crossing inspected by team of Admn officials

Inspection of the site at the Manimajra railway crossing where the rail overbridge has been proposed was conducted on Thursday by a team of officials of the UT Administration.

On Wednesday a team of railway officials had also inspected the site.

Apprehension has been expressed about construction of the overbridge due to the presence of a large number of buildings in the area.

Earlier, the officials of the railways had given a go-ahead for the construction of the overbridge.

However, the Administration is yet to give its comments on the feasibility of the project.

Officials of the engineering wing and the Architecture Department who had visited the site on Thursday are working out the feasibility of the overbridge.

There are proposals to bring about a change in the design of the overbridge so that there is no damage to the adjoining buildings. Commercial as well as residential buildings are present around the crossing.

With the construction of the overbridge, an additional route will be made available to people commuting between Panchkula and Chandigarh.

At present the number of roads connecting Chandigarh and Panchkula are few, causing congestion on the road leading from Transport lightpoint to the Housing Board lightpoint.

This will provide an alternate route. Due to the presence of the railway crossing it is not preferred by the residents. The area on both sides of the railway crossing is not much. This leads to chaos when the crossing is closed for trains to pass.

Construction of an overbridge has already been started at the Mauli Jagran crossing. This is likely to be completed within nine months' time. The construction of this overbridge is also likely to increase connectivity between Chandigarh and Panchkula.

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