Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers on Wednesday staged a protest against the delay in opening of the flyover leading from Ferozepur Road towards Doraha (under Southern bypass project), and symbolically opened it for public on Wednesday.
AAP district convener Ahbaab Singh Grewal said, “Despite the structure being ready it has not been thrown open to the public, as the authorities are waiting for some VIP to come and inaugurate it.”
“AAP thoroughly opposes such actions and drama such as inaugurating public projects as per the whims of politicians,” he said.
“Projects related to the public are meant to ease their lives, but our politicians try to show that they are doing a favour to the people, and that the public should be grateful to them for their benevolence. Such projects have to face these usual delays because of the red-tapism due to which people are not allowed to use them even after completion,” he said.
“This project was meant to ease the traffic congestion in the city and some commuters had already started using it, but the authorities blocked the road for reasons best known to them,” he said.