MahaMetro work to slow down during Ganesh festival period

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 25 August 2018

“We are working to solve the issue and have planned a meeting with representatives of Ganesh mandals and the traffic police to ensure that people do not face any probleml,” added Gadgil. 

PUNE: Due to the forthcoming Ganesh festival, officials of the MahaMetro have decided to slow down the development work of metro project. A number of Ganesh pandals had approached the MahaMetro demanding to remove their barricades on Karve Road as it would cause obstruction to processions during the festive season. 

Officials of the MahaMetro have assured that they will not be adding more barricades on the road during the festive season. Atul Gadgil, MahaMetro Executive Director said that MahaMetro has requested Ganesh mandals to keep the decorative work narrow to prevent traffic chaos on Karve Road. “We are working to solve the issue and have planned a meeting with representatives of Ganesh mandals and the traffic police to ensure that people do not face any probleml,” added Gadgil. 

MahaMetro has also started the work of metro on the Civil Court to Ramwadi corridor. Speaking about the progress of Vanaz to Civil Court metro corridor, Gadgil said that about 103 foundations of metro pillars have been laid till now and work on 16 pillars has reached till pier cap level. MahaMetro has currently halted the ongoing work of metro project on the Mutha river bank due to rise in water levels. 

“MahaMetro is in contact with PMC officials for acquisition of private lands for the metro project,” added Gadgil.

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