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4 days after inauguration, no lights on Ring Road phase II

Four days after the inauguration of the Ring Road (phase II), constructed by Bathinda Development Authority (BDA), by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, the lights on the road re yet to go functional. The absence of lighting facility on 7-km-long road connecting the Bathinda-Malout road with the Bathinda-Badal village road, is causing huge inconvenience to the commuters, who fear that the situation might result in accidents as it becomes very risky to drive on this road during night.

punjab Updated: Nov 04, 2014 22:07 IST
HT Correspondent

Four days after the inauguration of the Ring Road (phase II), constructed by Bathinda Development Authority (BDA), by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, the lights on the road re yet to go functional. The absence of lighting facility on 7-km-long road connecting the Bathinda-Malout road with the Bathinda-Badal village road, is causing huge inconvenience to the commuters, who fear that the situation might result in accidents as it becomes very risky to drive on this road during night.

An official in the BDA, on the condition of anonymity, said that higher-ups had planned to inaugurate the road in haste after getting the information that central ministers and other dignitaries will be present in the city on October 31 for the launch of the Bathinda-Delhi Shatabdi train.

"Though the programme for the launch of the train was cancelled, the BDA had to go ahead with the inauguration of the road as it had already announced that the road was complete in all respects. But, the lights on the road were not made functional whereas other works were also done speedily," said the official. Though electricity poles have been installed along the road but there is no power connection yet.

Chief administrator, Bathinda Development Authority, Varinder Kumar Sharma, said that the BDA has applied for low-tension power connection to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited and deposited the required fee for this purpose and they hope that the same will be granted with a few days and lights on the road will go functional after that.