Cong, SAD in war of words over bridge proposal - ECAS Punjab

Cong, SAD in war of words over bridge proposal

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Fatehgarh Sahib, August 30

SAD leader Prem Singh Chandumajra today said Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had sanctioned an overbridge in front of the historical Gurdwara Fatehgarh Sahib on the condition that the state government had to share 50 per cent of the project cost.

However, Kuljit Singh Nagra, Congress MLA from Fatehgarh Sahib, had already got sanctioned an underbridge at the same location. Railways officials had visited the site on his request and had given approval to the project. This had led to a war of words between the two parties.

Chandumajra said he had briefed Goyal about the historical importance of the gurdwara. Opposing the Congress proposal, he said if an underbridge was constructed at the site, the main road would be divided into two parts and remain flooded during the rainy season. Bir Devinder Singh, former Deputy Speaker, said his party would not allow any bridge in front of the gurdwara as it would affect its beauty. — OC



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