Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation’s City Improvement Committee finally gave its nod for the construction of a Y-shaped additional wing to the existing flyover on Sinhagad Road during a meeting on Friday.
As present, the flyover, which was constructed in 2014 at a cost of Rs 24 crore, was only providing access to commuters travelling towards Khadakwasla. This area witnesses frequent bottlenecks, as commuters travelling towards Dhayarigaon have to use the smaller road below the flyover. Acting on demands raised by corporators, the civic body’s City Improvement Committee has now approved a Y-shaped extension to the flyover between Abhiruchi Mall and Nanded Phata.
As there are no alternate roads on Sinhagad Road, which is one of the busiest roads in the city, to solve traffic congestion, the flyover was constructed in 2014 at Dhayari Phata. This flyover is 347 metres long. However, even after its construction, the flyover did not solve the traffic problem, as it proved beneficial for commuters travelling towards Khadakwasla only and not for those going towards Dhayarigaon. Due to this, the traffic congestion at Dhayari Phata continued.
To resolve this issue, local BJP corporators Haridas Charvad, Nita Dangat, Rajabhu Laigude, Rajashree Navale and Jyoti Gosavi demanded extension of the existing flyover. After this extension, one wing will go towards Nanded City and the other will connect Dhayari Gaon (Chakankar house).
Sushil Mengade, Chairman of PMC’s City Improvement Committee, said, “The proposal was given by corporators Charvad and Gosavi. It has been approved by the committee. We have given an order to the administration to table a report about the flyover. We will make provisions in the next financial budget for the same.”