Set up iron girders, deploy cops on Rego ROB, demand locals

Set up iron girders, deploy cops on Rego ROB, demand locals

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, January 7

Native residents and activists have demanded set up of iron girders and deployment of police personnel on each side of the Rego Railway overbridge (ROB) for the commuters’ security and regulation of visitors. The district administration had declared the bridge unsafe for commuters.

“To adjust to the orders of the Deputy Commissioner, the Municipal Company Commissioner should make preparations on the earliest to put in iron girders of an acceptable peak for easy passage of two-wheeler riders on each side of the railway overbridge.

For safeguarding the girders and to streamline the visitors, the Commissioner of Police should additionally deploy police personnel on each side of the bridge,” stated Hardip Singh Chahal, an activist.

In October 2022, the Deputy Commissioner had deputed the SDM-1 to determine the energy of the Rego Bridge. Referring to the report ready by the competent authorities of IIT, Roorkee, the SDM-1 submitted the report with the workplace of the Deputy Commissioner recommending to permit solely two-wheelers to cross over the bridge.

“Because the bridge had crossed the stipulated life-period many years in the past, now it’s not match for four-wheelers. To safeguard four-wheelers from any mishap, fixing sturdy iron girders on each side of the overbridge is the necessity of the hour, stated Kulwant Singh Ankhi of Amritsar Vikas Manch.

Thought-about one of many oldest bridges within the metropolis, constructed within the British period after the annexation of Punjab, the ROB was repaired method again in 1982. The method of reconstruction of the ROB had commenced over six years in the past. As a consequence of some technicalities, the reconstruction plan was not carried out.

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