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Ludhiana, November 18
Punjab Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Thursday inaugurated the work of phase 3 of Sidhwan Waterfront project.
Minister Ashu informed that around 1 km long stretch along the Sidhwan Canal, starting from Dugri Road to Dhuri Railway Line, would be developed for the benefit of residents of Ludhiana in the next few months.
Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu and Senior Congress leader Kamaljit Singh Karwal accompanied Bharat Bhushan Ashu. Under the 3rd phase of this project, a waterfront would be developed from Dugri Road to Dhuri Line. Cabinet Minister said that the 1 km stretch is lying useless at present. “With a cost of around Rs 3.5 crore, the waterfront would be developed. A large number of area residents would be benefitted as it would be used for morning and evening walks along with other leisure activities,” Ashu said.
The first phase of the Sidhwan Canal Waterfront project (around 1 km length from Ferozepur Road till Ferozepur Railway Line) with a cost of around Rs 4.74 crore, has already been completed.
The project includes a green belt, dedicated cycling track, playing zone, dedicated footpath along canal, sitting areas, wall climbing activities etc. In the second phase, Sidhwan Canal (from Pakhowal Road to Dugri Road) is being developed on 1.6 km long second phase (from Jawaddi Bridge till Dugri Road) with a cost of Rs 5.06 crore. He further informed that green belts, plus dedicated cycle track on both sides, a double road along canal, etc are being developed here.