Pune: The Tilak Road Ward Office has floated a tender for reconstructing a footpath, which is already in good condition.
According to the tender floated by the ward office, the PMC wants to reconstruct a footpath between Chavdi Hotel and Suvidha Dnyanganga Housing Colony in Jadhavnagar in Vadgaon Budruk. The estimated cost of the reconstruction is Rs 10 lakh and the project duration is eight months, while the length of the footpath is hardly 50 metres.
The footpath between Chavdi Hotel and Suvidha Dnyanganga Housing Colony is in good condition. Moreover, the footpath is not used extensively by pedestrians, as there are no housing societies in large numbers adjacent to this footpath.
When contacted, a PMC officer, who is in charge of this tender process, said that the footpath is broken at many places and hence the PMC wants to remake it. “The work has been proposed by the ward office and the work will be carried out once the private agency is engaged to construct the new footpath,” he said.
However, pedestrian Sangita Shinde, who daily uses this footpath to bring her kids from a nearby school, said that the footpath is in good condition and she does not see any reason to construct a new one by spending lakhs of rupees on this work.
She also said that, instead, the PMC should construct a footpath where it is not available.