MC to spend Rs 12 crore on project to beautify Ludhiana’s entry points

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: May 18, 2016 19:38 IST
Computerised design of structures to be installed at entry points in Ludhiana. (HT Photo)

The municipal corporation (MC) will spend Rs 12.13 crore on the project to beautify the main points of the industrial city. The civic body has designed special structures for the purpose.

These structures will be installed at the entry points, including Jalandhar byepass chowk, Sherpur Chowk, Gill Chowk and Samrala Chowk.

The department has finalised four structures which have been prepared by an architect and the installation will begin shortly. The beautification plan was jointly discussed by the municipal corporation commissioner Ghanshyam Thori and mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria. The mayor gave anticipation approval to the project work.

Along with installation of these structures special plantation drive will also be conducted by the horticulture wing during monsoon season. The civic body is likely to spend Rs 12.13 crore on the entire project.

However, the officials have already started beautification of the approach roads to these chowks. On Tuesday the work on Chandigarh Road, old GT Road, Malhar Road and Hambran Road has been started by the officials of the respective zones.

The civic body will beautify the Jalandhar byepass Chowk including its landmark and horticulture. RCC grills will be installed on the central verge from Ambedkar Chowk to Buddha Nallah.

Similarly, for Sherpur Chowk, Gill Chowk and Samrala Chowk the officials have same planning. For the plantation the officials will take up centre verges of Chandigarh Road, Ferozepur Road, Samrala Chowk to Cheema Chowk, Jalandhar bypass to Buddha Nallah, Jagraon Bridge to Sherpur Chowk, Vishwakarma Chowk to GNE College, Dandi Swami Road to Hambran Road and Suffian Chowk to Oswal Hospital.

MC commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said the combination of four designs would be used at chowks along with extensive plantation drive.

He added that they have already started beautification of the approach roads with painting on the central verges and trees and installation of the cat eyes, thermoplastic paint as well as the zebra lines were being painted.

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