Union minister for information and broadcasting Manish Tewari has written to railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge seeking his personal intervention on completion of the footbridge at the Ludhiana railway station.
In his letter to the minister, Tewari wrote that the work on the footbridge had started a few years ago. However, midway the railways stopped the same for unexplained reasons.
Seeking inquiry into abandoning of work on footbridge, he said: “The matter may kindly be inquired as to why the work had to be abandoned and how much money was spent on it before being abandoned.”
He asked as to why the project was cancelled and whether any penalty has been fixed and what action has been taken in this regard.
Emphasising the need for early completion of work on the footbridge, Tewari pointed out: “Ludhiana is one of the most important cities in Punjab with a lot of railway traffic. The new footbridge is urgently needed as the existing one is quite narrow.”