Patna: Patna divisional commissioner Anand Kishor on Monday made spot inspection for installing escalators and construction of foot overbridges at four places in the state capital, including Income Tax roundabout, Dakbunglow roundabout, Kargil Chowk and St Xavier’s High School.
Kishor, who is also the chairperson of the Patna Smart City Limited, made the inspection to get the exact feel of the project and make necessary changes, if required, before the tender is floated for the project. “Keeping schoolchildren in mind, escalators will not be there at St Xavier’s High School but the foot overbridge will be built, while escalators and foot overbridges will be installed at the other places,” Kishor said, after inspecting the four locations.
Kishor said the overbridge near the school should have pictures of animal, aquatic animals and jungle to be visually appealing to children. There will be four escalators at Income Tax roundabout, five escalators at Dakbungalow roundabout and six escalators at Kargil Chowk.
He was accompanied by Patna superintendent of police (traffic) P.N. Mishra, Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) chief engineer Ashok Kumar Singh and officials of Spanish firm Eptisa, which is the project management consultancy of the Smart City project.
Under the project, escalators and foot overbridges will be come at 10 important roundabouts and in the first phase, it will be implemented at four roundabouts, while work on the remaining six will be taken up in the second phase.
Kishor stressed that many roundabouts will be redesigned for smooth traffic flow. “The size of the roundabouts will become comparatively smaller for smooth traffic flow and after the survey, the roundabouts will be redesigned making it attractive with water fountain,” Kishor said.
During the inspection, Kishor asked the executing firm to pay special attention to Dakbungalow, as it was the heart of the city. Kishor instructed that Dakbugalow should have a modern look and accordingly, modern technology should be used to develop the area.
Courtesy: The Telegraph