Metro project: threat over city’s old build­ings

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - Divya Goyal ludlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com LUD­HI­ANA:

The city's metro project is likely to face some chal­lenges as some im­por­tant and old build­ings are com­ing in way of the pro­posed metro sta­tions.

Some of the build­ings that face threat due to the project are the build­ing of Bharat San­char Nigam Lim­ited tele­phone ex­change at Bharat Na­gar Chowk, the hos­tel build­ing of Chris­tian Med­i­cal Den­tal Col­lege and Hospi­tal, and the Verka milk plant's rest house.

HS Khosa, ad­di­tional com­mis­sioner, tech­ni­cal, said, "A team from the Delhi Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion will be arrive in the city with a team of ar­chi­tects in seven to 10 days. The ar­chi­tects, af­ter in­spect­ing the metro sta­tions' lo­ca­tions, will de­cide on the ad­just­ments needed to ac­com­mo­date the sta­tions with build­ings com­ing in the way."

On the fate of the build­ings, Khosa added: " It en­tirely de­pends upon the ar­chi­tects and the fea­si­bil­ity of ev­ery sta­tion whether the build­ings will be shifted or pro­posed sta­tions."

He fur­ther said: "In case of BSNL ex­change, we are plan­ning to shift the lo­ca­tion of the metro sta­tion. It will be moved a few me­tres away from the orig­i­nal lo­ca­tion to ad­just the BSNL ex­change. Sim­i­larly, all other lo­ca­tions will be stud­ied and then the fate of the build­ings will be de­cided."

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