Amidst protest, 8-laning project to start today

November 15, 2013


LUDHIANA: The Rs 209-crore project of 8-laning of Ferozepur Road will be inaugurated on Friday. Despite strong criticism, the civic authority decided to go ahead with the project saying it would give the city a makeover.

While residents concede that the plans areimpressive, they doubt the MC’s commitment to see them through to the end. The host of projects left incomplete by the MC include rejuvenation of Buddha Nullah and four-laning of Doraha-Ferozepur Road. They are also apprehensive about the pace of the project.Kamaljeet Singh, a resident of Civil Lines, who has been living in Ludhiana for the last 20 years said, “I have seen Ludhiana changing but the corporation has taken a long time to complete its projects, which irritates residents. If they plan to start, they must not stop midway, which will be a huge disaster.”

According to Paramjeet Arora of Ghumar Mandi, “The MC should have completed old projects first but if the proposal is sanctioned and guarantees to change the look of the city completely, I don’t mind. But that does not mean the MC should stop working on other projects.”

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