Press Reporter News Service
Chandigarh, July 12
Other than a staircase, the UT Engineering Division has determined to assemble ramps, not escalators as perceived earlier on the proposed pedestrian underpass between Panjab College (PU) and the PGI.
A senior official of the Engineering Division mentioned the UT City Planning Division had already ready drawings of the underpass. Because the escalators could be put in outside, the price of upkeep could be excessive and in addition put on and tear could be extra compared to indoor set up, he mentioned. Therefore, it was determined to have ramps as an alternative of the mechanised staircase, he added.
He additional mentioned the underground cables, water and sewer traces would to shifted by the Municipal Company, whereas the remaining work could be carried out by the Engineering Division.
He mentioned efforts had been on to start out the development of the underpass between the gate number one of the PU and the primary gate of the PGI on the earliest. On completion of the underpass, hundreds of sufferers visiting the PGI will get aid from crossing the busy Madhya Marg.
Prone to value practically Rs 7.20 crore, the underpass could be 15-metre extensive and 38 metre in size and it might have 12 outlets (together with these giving photostat service) in order that sufferers or their attendants visiting the PGI may get primary amenities at one place.
In November 2019, UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore had given in-principle approval to the development of the underpass.
The primary pedestrian underpass within the metropolis was constructed to attach Sector 17 and 22 on the bus stand and the second between Sector 16 and 17 at Rose Backyard.