(TOI, Dec 2, 2010)
PUNE: To reduce traffic congestion, the Pimpri-Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNTDA) will construct a flyover at Kalewadi phata on Aundh-Ravet road at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore. A resolution in this regard was approved at a meeting of the PCNTDA on Wednesday.
Dilip Band, president, PCNTDA and divisional commissioner presided over the meeting which was attended by district collector Chandrakant Dalvi who is the vice-president, PCNTDA, Suhas Divse, chief executive officer, PCNTDA and others. The proposed flyover will have four lanes and a total length of 905 m. The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation ( PCMC) is widening the road to 45 m and is developing it as a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) route.
The PCNTDA has recently received possession of land along the Mumbai-Pune highway in Sector 24 which was encroached upon. The resolution for expenditure for taking protective measures, constructing concrete walls along the natural nullah flowing through this land and developing the nullah was approved at the meeting. Another resolution to install streetlights along the old octroi post in Chinchwad to Ravet at an estimated cost of Rs 2.68 crore was approved.
A resolution to provide external electrification for power supply to the commercial plots in the Chikhli facility centre at an estimated cost of Rs 1.32 crore was also approved. The PCNTDA approved a resolution to undertake traffic safety measures like providing speed breakers, zebra crossings, central traffic island, lane marking and others at the busy Bhakti Shakti chowk on Pune-Mumbai highway. The bids for the projects of laying drainage lines in Sector 7, constructing road in Wakad and erecting chain link fence to protect the open and commercial plots in various parts of the PCNTDA limits were approved at the meeting.
(TOI, Dec 2, 2010)