January 16, 2009

BMC Chowk Jalandhar Fly Over Approved

Photo by gopal1035
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal announced in Jalandhar that BMC Chowk flyover project has been approved. A cheque for Rs. 20 crores was ceremoniously handed over to Municipal Corporation Jalandhar . This flyover would greatly ease the flow of traffic in this one of the busiest crossings of Jalandhar.

Many years ago there was a sewerage pumping station near this chowk at the place where now the upmarket Sanjay Gandhi Market is located. The chowk was got constructed by a car dealing firm by the name of British Motor Car Company Ltd which had its premises nearby. Hence the name BMC chowk. Later roundabout ( chowk ) was removed and traffic lights, as seen now, were installed. Soon a flyover!

( Incidentally, British Motor Car Co. Ltd. was the first to have LPG " Indane" Gas agency .This was the time when people were shifting from kerosene stoves and " Angithi " to LPG. )

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