Chandigarh, 11th November,2019: Smt Kirron Kher, Member Parliament inaugurated Rail Under Bridge (RUB) at Manimajra railway crossing under 126 in the presence of Sh. Manoj Parida,Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh and other officers of UT Administration.
After the inauguration MP said that this project will bring relief for the residents of Manimajra. It will provide additional connectivity between Chandigarh and Panchkula and will also facilitate smooth movement of traffic between housing board Manimajra and Chandigarh.
Smt. Kher had laid the foundation stone of RUB on 14th August, 2017.The RUB was the long-pending demand of residents as they would remain stuck in jams. With the construction of RUB at Manimajra, the residents will no longer have to wait at the Railway Crossing for the Train to pass. Till now, every time a train crosses, there are traffic jams on either side. The road on one side of the crossing is quite narrow. Once the gates of the crossing open, it takes time for the traffic flow to normalise.
The construction of RUB at level crossings 126-B has been completed with a cost of 7.25 Cr. This consist of share of Rs.2 Cr. from the Ministry of Railways and balance Rs. 5.25 Cr. from Chandigarh Administration. The RUB consists of 5.50 Meter wide and 3.35 Meter height passage each for up and down movement of the vehicles. The construction work was completed in 2 years time. The scope consists of passage for up & down movement, construction of approaches, retaining walls, Road & Electrical works, shifting of utilities & road furniture work etc. There is a water drainage system to avoid waterlogging during rainy season.