Fourth bridge over Agra Canal to come up soon

7 Oct 2013 Hindustan Times (Delhi)

Decks have been cleared for the construction of the fourth bridge over Agra Canal to link Faridabad with Greater Faridabad. The irrigation department has opened the tender for the work worth Rs 6.25 crore.

The Haryana irrigation department is constructing four bridges to provide a link between Faridabad and Greater Faridabad. While the bridge is being constructed by the irrigation department, the cost of construction is being borne by HUDA.

The construction work will begin in 15 days

The irrigation department executive engineer, Sandeep Taneja said the tender for the fourth bridge was opened on September 30."It will be a six-lane bridge. The construction work for the bridge will begin in another 15 days. The project is to be completed in nine months," he said.

Taneja justified the necessity of having a six-lane bridge keeping in view future requirement. "The area across the Agra Canal is coming up in a big way. Thousands of families are going to live there. Hence the requirement of a six-lane bridge," he said.Taneja said work on the bridge near the road dividing Sectors 3 and 8 is in progress and almost half of the work is over.

The construction work on another bridge near the road dividing Sectors 14 and 17 has also started and piling is being done."The bridges will improve the connectivity between Faridabad and Greater Faridabad. As the Metro rail service in Faridabad will run along the DelhiMathura Road, the residents of Greater Faridabad will also be able to use the Metro rail," said NK Singh, a resident of Mawai.

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