PCMC To Build 1.4-km-long Link Road

PUNE: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) will construct a 1.4-km-long road with six lanes at a cost of Rs 25 crore, linking the Empire Estate flyover with Chinchwadgaon-Kalewadi bridge.

The Empire Estate flyover itself is part of the bus rapid transit system route (BRTS) route between Kalewadi phata to Dehu Alandi road.

Dilip Kudale, co-ordinator, engineering department, PCMC, said the BRTS route has been divided into five sections and the construction work has been taken up accordingly. “The BRTS route will increase the north-south connectivity within the municipal limits.”

The proposed 1.4-km-long road will be 45 metres wide. Of the six lanes, two will be for BRTS buses. In addition, there will be cycle tracks, footpaths and provision for parking and tree plantation.

Kudale said the PCMC has 60 per cent land in its possession for the construction of this road and the remaining land will be acquired soon. Meanwhile, the PCMC has invited bids for the project. “The tender process is likely to be completed by end of November. The project has to be completed in 18 months,” he added.

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