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Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:52 pm
In a move meant to bring some respite from the increasing traffic, a six-lane ring road will be constructed in Zirakpur. The road will facilitate diverting Delhi-Mohali traffic away from Zirakpur.
The foundation stone of the 3.5-km six-lane road, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 100 crore, was laid by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday.
While GMADA has been directed to work in coordination with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for re-engineering the Zirakpur overbridge to resolve the traffic congestion under and over the bridge permanently, a plan is on the anvil to develop Zirakpur and Dera Bassi belt as urban satellite towns.
Sukhbir asked the GMADA chief administrator to submit a proposal for linking Zirakpur with Kajauli water works to solve the chronic drinking water problem of this area. He said he had envisioned this plan to facelift the region and the focus was on planned growth of the area. GMADA was also finalising the contours of sectoral grid of this whole area, and he had already ordered planned development of inter-sector roads.
Promising a Sub-Tehsil status to Zirakpur keeping in view its fastest development in the state, the Deputy Chief Minister said he had asked the Deputy Commissioner to submit a proposal in this regard so that it could be taken up in the next Cabinet meeting.
An amount of Rs 80 crore was announced for a new international sports stadium at Nabha Sahib.
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Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:35 pm
Metro route takes final shape
With hectic activity for preparation of the detailed project report for Metro Rail in the city already under way, the final shape of the route that the Metro would take has now emerged. As per the plan, stretches in Chandigarh that witness heavy traffic movement and those which connect it to the neighbouring Panchkula and Mohali are the ones where Metro will be constructed.
The North-South corridor would be from a site near the Capitol Complex near Secretariat, High Court and Rock Garden. It will reach Sector 17 Plaza through UT Secretariat on Jan Marg and then turn towards Sector 22, crossing ISBT in Sector 17.
The Metro would then move on the stretch between Sector 34 and Sector 35 and then reach ISBT Sector 43. It would go up to Aerocity in Mohali. At Aerocity, a terminal station is proposed to be built.
The collection of soil samples on this corridor is going on. Once the collection of samples along the North-South corridor is complete, work would start on the East-West corridor.
This would start from Sector 21 in Panchkula and pass through Sectors12, 12A, 11, 14, 15, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 and 5. From Sector 7 the Metro would take a turn towards the Housing Board lightpoint. This is a 6.5-kilometer stretch. On entering Chandigarh, it would pass through Railway Station, Sector 17, PGI, Sarangpur and reach up to Mullanpur.
The Metro would be underground within the sectoral grid of Chandigarh. Outside the grid, it would be elevated.
The Metro stations would be constructed every one kilometre where Metro is underground and 1.3 kilometre where it is above the ground.
The first set of samples for soil testing for the Metro Rail in Chandigarh were sent for testing on Thursday. The samples have been collected from 13 different places in the city along the North-South corridor proposed for the Metro. The testing of samples would be done at a laboratory in Jaipur.
The samples at present are being collected along the stretch from Sector 22 to Sector 44. There are three sites along the stretch and soil samples are being gathered. The samples are taken every 500 metres.
A team from Consulting Engineers Group (CEG) Test House is collecting soil samples. After the soil samples are tested, the detailed project report would be prepared by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Representatives of DMRC were in the city on Thursday to overview the progress being made.