The Chandigarh Administration is all set to start the work for the construction of another pedestrian underpass in Sector 17 of the city beautiful. The pedestrian underpass will connect the shopping plaza in sector 17 to the rose garden in sector 16 nearby. This decision is taken by the administration to connect two most visited places in the Chandigarh city to have easy access to each other. The work for the underpass will start on December 1 and will cause the city’s famous Jan Marg to shut down for three months.
Chandigarh’s Jan Marg From the Matka Chowk to the lights of Sector 16-17 Will Shut Down For 3 Months
The proposed pedestrian pass will connect the shopping plaza of Sector 17 to the rose garden in Sector 16 of Chandigarh. This will halt the city’s famous Jan Marg for three complete months in the first phase of construction. The Jan Marg which runs through the centre of Sectors 16 and 17 usually sees great amount of traffic since it is located in the heart of the Chandigarh city.
The city residents will have to work out different travel routes since the Jan Marg from Matka Chowk to the lights of Sector 16-17 won’t open for traffic till late February. The service lane behind the RBI building will also be shut down for traffic completely. According to sources, the Jan Marg in Chandigarh will still be open for traffic on one side and will be closed on the other side in the next phase of construction of the pedestrian underpass.
This is the Second Pedestrian Underpass in the City of Chandigarh
This will be the second pedestrian underpass in Sector 17 of Chandigarh which fetches huge crowd due to the famous shopping plaza. The construction of the pedestrian underpass will ensure that the pedestrians cross the rather busy Jan Marg between the shopping plaza and Sector 16 safely.
The Jan Marg connects to the Madhya Marg at Matka Chowk in Chandigarh which is the busiest road of the town since it connects the residents to the neighbouring town of Panchkula in Haryana. The work for the underpass will be completed by the third quarter of the year 2018.