Div Commissioners directive to NHAI on service roads


DW BUREAU Commissioner of Patiala Division Chander Gaind on Thursday directed the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to immediately repair service lanes under elevated road project part of Ludhiana-Ferozepur four-lane highway and make it motorable before September 30. Presiding over a review meeting accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma, Commissioner of Patiala Division said that the service lanes are in very bad shape and commuters are harried a lot due to the careless attitude of executive agencies. Chander Gaind said this project is of utmost public importance and NHAI must resolve all the issues promptly by removing all bottlenecks till September 30 to ensure a smooth ride for city residents during the upcoming festive season. He also asked the NHAI officials to also clear the unnecessary barricading on road for the smooth flow of traffic on this stretch. Commissioner of Patiala Division further deployed SDM Jagdish Sehgal to personally monitor the repair work and submit a report on October 1 about the status of the work. Giving a warning to the executive agency, he clearly said that he would write a letter to the NHAI Chairman against the erring executive agency if it fails to complete the repair work on this stretch by September 30. Gaind also directed NHAI that the drainage system on both sides of the highways must be redesigned to ensure water does not get stagnated. Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Patiala Division also reviewed the implementation of other flagship programs including Ghar-Ghar Rozgaar, Smart City, Smart Village Campaign, Model Playgrounds, Tandarust Punjab Mission, others and said and these programs must be implemented zealously for ensuring the well-being of people. (editor@dailyworld.in)


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