Bridge connecting Sangvi and Wakad set to be widened soon

ST CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, 28 February 2019

Yogesh Mulik said, “The roads of both sides (Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad) have already been widened. However, the existing bridge is narrow as compared to the city roads. Traffic congestion occurs frequently on this bridge."

PUNE: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has taken a decision to widen the late Vitthal Ramji Shinde bridge, which connects Sangvi and Wakad. 

The proposal regarding the widening of the bridge was approved during the Standing Committee meeting on Tuesday. The bridge is constructed on the Mula River. It is one of the important bridges, which connects Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad city. 

The expenditure for this work will be borne by the PMC as well as the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). PMC has approved Rs 23 crore for this work and has also passed the tender for this bridge. 

Yogesh Mulik, Chairman of Standing Committee, said, “The roads of both sides (Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad) have already been widened. However, the existing bridge is narrow as compared to the city roads. Traffic congestion occurs frequently on this bridge. Hence, we have decided to approve a proposal of Rs 23 crore to widen the bridge. It will help us solve the traffic problem.”

Shinde bridge is situated in the Aundh area. In the past few years, PCMC has widened the roads, bridges, flyovers and subways in their jurisdiction. 

Similarly, the Pune Municipal Corporation has also widened roads in Aundh Chowk. Therefore, PMC and PCMC have jointly decided to widen the bridge.

The Standing Committee has also given permission to carry out maintenance work of 19 bridges. Committee has approved Rs 82.25 lakh for the beautification of bridges. 

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