Jammu, Sept 8: Member Parliament Rajya Sabha, Shamsher Singh Manhas today kick started the laying of slab on Paloura steel bridge at Patta Paloura on Thursday. The double lane steel bridge was incomplete from past few months, but now construction work has been resumed by the contractor.
After kick starting the laying of slab on Paloura bridge, Member Parliament (RS) Shamsher Singh Manhas said that this bridge will cater the road connectivity to various parts of Paloura and adjoining areas. Expansion of this bridge was long pending demand of Paloura as people were facing hardship due to continous traffic jam and single lane bridge.
Earlier, many times for expansion of this bridge, matter was brought into the notice of concerned officials and department, but genuine demand of people not addressed. After electing to Rajya Sabha, the matter was brought to the notice of central and state govt and with stipulated time, I&FC department sanctioned the expansion of this bridge.
‘’After completion of slab work, approach road would be constructed so that traffic on this bridge should be resumed,’’ said Manhas. BJP is committed for overall development of state and development projects of public importance have been taken up on priority basis.
It is pertinent to mention here that Member Parliament (RS) Shamsher Singh Manhas on 24th March 2016, laid the foundation stone of double lane steel bridge at BSF HQ at Patta Paloura. This steel bridge was built with an estimated cost of Rs 85.20 lac and out of which 72 lakh was released for early completiton of bridge so that people of area cann’t suffer more.
The construction of this double lane steel plate girder bridge at RD 21900 M at BSF HQ gate on Ranbir canal was carried out of Irrigation and Flood Control Department. On this occassion Ex-MLA Bodh Raj, Ex-Sarpanch Balbir Singh, Sr. Leader BJP Kuldeep Magotra, Bahadur Singh, Uttam Manhas & prominent people of the area were also present.
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