DC to set up panel for Zirakpur flyover work

MOHALI: To expedite beautification work flyover, the deputy commissioner, Gurpreet Kaur Sapra, is all set to constitute a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to carry out the project. The DC said that the SPV would be headed by her. The SPV will comprise executives of an agency, NHAI officials and members of Zirakpur council.

She said, ?The SPV is being constituted to expedite and carry out systematic progress of the project. The beautification will not only improve the image of the Zirakpur , but also save the bridge from being encroached and spoiled.?

She added that the SPV will work on blue prints of beautification works, project report, and costing. It will also supervise the progress of the work. At present, the Zirakpur flyover is defaced with posters and pamphlets being pasted on its pillars. Poor people and homeless can be seen encroaching space underneath the bridge. DC said,

?We will ensure that the beautification work starts before the empty space under the bridge is occupied by more squatters,? DC said.

The DC said that the beautification work would be done in phases and the NHAI would commence the work by installing sewerage pipelines under the flyover. Besides, four washrooms and water dispensers will be constructed here.

KL Sachdeva, director of the National Highways Authority of India confirmed that the work would soon start.

Sources have said that the beautification will be done according to the policies of the NHAI, however, will further be maintained by the municipal council.
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