Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today thanked union road transport and highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for assuring to start construction of the Ferozepur bypass as well as the Ferozepur – Sri Muktsar Sahib – Malout Road road.
A SAD delegation led by Sukhbir Badal and comprising Kanwarjit Singh Barkandi, Joginder Singh Jindu, Vardev Singh Mann and Harpreet Singh met the union minister and impressed upon him the need to start construction of the two projects.
Sukhbir Badal said even though the Ferozepur bypass had been sanctioned and land acquired for the same, the project was awaiting clearance from the defence ministry. He said he had earlier also requested Mr Nitin Gadkari to take up the issue with the defence ministry. “ Gadkari assured us today that all clearances had been secured and work on the bypass, which would remove traffic congestion in the city, would start soon”.
Badal said the union minister had also assured that the Ferozpur – Sri Muktsar Sahib – Malout, 10 m wide road would be taken up for upgradation. He said the road was in a bad condition since long and there was a huge demand to upgrade it considering it also linked Hussainiwala and Wagah.
The SAD delegation also took up the case of Adampur flyover (on Jalandhar – Hoshiarpur national highway), the construction work of which is suspended since 2017. The flyover was sanctioned and even the construction work was started in 2016 during SAD government, but immediately after the change of guard next year, the work didn’t move a single inch.
Thr SAD president apprised the Union Minister of the sufferings of local residents due to the work suspension. He mentioned that during his visit to Adampur on Tuesday, people narrated him their plight, mentioning that the non cooperation of state government had led to ruining their businesses.
Responding to that, Gadkari assured to take up the matter with state government and ensure the work resumes without any further delay.
The delegation also thanked the minister for taking up threr projects for completion, asserting, they would prove a boon for the border constancy.