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Monday, 14 September 2020

Beautification work begins under flyover

Tribune News Service

Zirakpur, September 13

The beautification work for the area under the Zirakpur flyover has begun near the Patiala chowk here.

A JCB machine has been deployed for levelling and tilling the earth for ornamental plants. According to the proposal for the 'Gateway of Punjab', the area underneath the flyover will be beautified with ornamental plants on the 2.7-km stretch from the Chandigarh border till the Zirakpur Municipal Council limits. Toilets and seating area will be made near the Patiala chowk on the Zirakpur-Patiala stretch. A makeover worth Rs3.50 crore is in the offing in the coming days. Ornamental plants, benches and decorative lights will put up in the entire area.

"Primarily, landscaping, greenery and walking tracks will be done. The work is expected to be completed in six-seven months,'' said an official.

"It was long overdue. Residents here want the place to be neat and clean but it is very dirty. Garbage, stray cattle, traffic and waterlogging make living an ordeal in the area. I hope something good comes out of this," said Vinay Sachdeva, a resident.

"Residents also have the responsibility of keeping the area neat and clean. Dumping of waste material and defacement of public property needs to be stopped," said Brinda Bhargav, a homemaker and a resident.

This is the second attempt to beautify the area. In 2017, the local administration had taken up the beautification project, but left it midway due to lack of funds. In 2016, some artists had volunteered to make graffiti on the pillars of the flyover, but these were defaced soon.

from The Tribune

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