Collectorate footbridge to be operational soon
THE FOOTBRIDGE near the Collector?s office is finally set to become operational, nearly six months after it was first proposed.india Updated: Mar 03, 2006 16:27 IST
THE FOOTBRIDGE near the Collector’s office is finally set to become operational, nearly six months after it was first proposed.
A skeletal iron framework has already been erected and the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) administration expects the facility to be ready for public use by next month. Once complete, the structure will grant overland access directly to the Collectorate premises - a boon for hundreds of visitors currently forced to negotiate heavy traffic across a 100-feet wide road to reach their destination.
Although preparations for constructing the facility were begun quite a while ago, work was halted after the District Collector objected to certain aspects of the facility. This led elected representatives to appeal to district in-charge Minister Himmat Kothari, who gave the go-ahead to the project during a recent visit to the City.
To be constructed on a Build-Operate-Transfer basis by M/s Rajdeep Infrastructure, the footbridge measures 100-feet in length and 14-feet across, and is located 18 metres above road level.
The entire expenses for constructing the facility would be borne by the BOT operator who would recover his investment by selling advertising space on the sides of the footbridge. The facility would be handed over to the IMC after 18 years.