Two new bridges across the Gurgaon canal by next week
WHILE THE BRIDGE AT PRATAPGARH IS ALMOST READY, THE BRIDGE OVER GURGAON CANAL IS NOT LIKELY TO PROVIDE RELIEF SOON.
The connectivity between various colonies on both sides of the Gurgaon Canal is going to improve. The Haryana Irrigation Department is going to complete two bridges in a week.
The bridge over the Gurgaon Canal opposite Sector 14 will take at least three months to complete.
The Irrigation Department is building five bridges across the Gurgaon Canal. The Agra Canal and the Gurgaon Canal get bifurcated near Badarpur in Delhi and run almost parallel up to Sector 8. While the Gurgaon Canal is taken care of by the Irrigation Department, the Agra Canal and the land along it belong to the Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department.
While the bridge at Pratapgarh to provide a link between Sectors 55, 56 and 56-A, Rajiv Nagar, Jeevan Nagar and Pratapgarh is almost ready, the other bridge over the Gurgaon Canal opposite Sector 14 is not likely to provide immediate relief. The bridge being built by the UP Irrigation Department will take at least three months to complete.
As of now, the Haryana Irrigation Department is constructing five bridges across the two canals. Of these, four bridges will provide a link between Faridabad and Greater Faridabad across Agra Canal and Gurgaon Canal for Sectors 76 to 89 being developed by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). While the bridges are being constructed by the Irrigation Department, the cost of construction is being borne by HUDA. The fifth bridge being built on the Gurgaon Canal at Pratapgarh will provide a link between Sectors 55, 56 and 56-A, Rajiv Nagar, Jeevan Nagar and Pratapgarh colonies.
The Irrigation Department executive engineer, Sandeep Taneja said that work is in full swing on all the five bridges and the department will not miss any deadlines. "The bridge near Sector 56 and the one opposite Sector 14 on the Bypass Road are nearing completion," he said.
As for the remaining three bridges, Taneja said work is in progress and it will be completed soon. "As the Metro rail in Faridabad will run along the Delhi-Mathura Road, the residents of Greater Faridabad will also be able to use these bridges to reach the Bypass Road and from there to the Metro stations. HUDA has recently announced a freehold plot scheme in Sector 56-A. The colony is going to get a boost as connectivity will improve due to this bridge," said Sharad Gupta, a resident of Sector 23.