Karve Road metro work to start in Feb

Sakal Times
Friday, 12 January 2018

While addressing a press conference, Chief Project Manager of Mahametro Gautam Birhade said that the 24-metre two-side road will be reduced to 15 metres as Mahametro will work on 9-metre patch in the centre. “The nine-metre road in the Centre will be blocked for construction activity

Pune: Commuters travelling through Karve Road will have to face some hassles as the Mahametro is planning to start the construction work from the first week of February.

While addressing a press conference, Chief Project Manager of Mahametro Gautam Birhade said that the 24-metre two-side road will be reduced to 15 metres as Mahametro will work on 9-metre patch in the centre. “The nine-metre road in the Centre will be blocked for construction activity. We are communicating with the corporation, State Transport, PMPML and private bodies to help the ongoing work of the metro project,” added Birhade.
Birhade said that they have written letters to PMPML as they have proposed PMPML to club three bus stops on Karve Road into two. “We have also written to the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) appealing them to divert the routes of their buses. We will also have to cut some part of the footpath to increase the width of the road,” added Birhade.

Police Inspector Pratibha Joshi of Kothrud traffic division said that she has written a letter to PMPML, State Transport bus authority to divert their buses from Mhatre bridge. “Footpaths will have to be cut to accommodate the traffic flow. Similarly, only buses will be allowed on Karve Road and we will have to implement traffic diversions at some points. The stretch of Karve Road will have no parking zones,” added Joshi.

To manage traffic, Birhade said that four traffic wardens will be placed at each construction point to manage the traffic during the construction. Speaking about the progress of Vanaz Ramwadi corridor, Birhade said, “The foundation for four pillars has been laid till date between Vanaz to civil court metro corridor.”

 

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