PMC to redevelop cycle track, footpath on Satara Road

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 9 March 2019

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will spend Rs 22 crore to redevelop the cycle track and footpath on Satara Road. The total length is 5.4 kilometre from Swargate chowk to Katraj chowk Bus Rapid Transit Route (BRTS).

Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) will spend Rs 22 crore to redevelop the cycle track and footpath on Satara Road. The total length is 5.4 kilometre from Swargate chowk to Katraj chowk Bus Rapid Transit Route (BRTS).

In the Standing Committee meeting held on Friday, the proposal was passed to give work tender to Nikhil 
Construction Company to redevelop the cycle track and footpath. 

Newly elected Standing Committee Chairman Sunil Kamble said, ““It is necessary to redevelop the cycle track and footpath. Existing cycle track and footpath is already removed under the redesigning of Swargate-Katraj BRTS. Therefore, we have passed the proposal.””

Earlier, the corporation had designed the road for BRTS as per Jawaharlal Nehru National Renewal Urban Mission (JNNURM) and completed a stretch in 2008. The corporation had spent around Rs 100 crore to construct the entire stretch of Pilot Katraj-Swargate-Hadapsar route. Now, the corporation is using almost Rs 75 crore for widening and making the road free to non-BRTS vehicles with discarding service lane in Satara road. Redevelopment of cycle track and footpath is one of the components of the project and for this, the Standing Committee approved Rs 22 crore.

Corporation has mentioned civil road work, electrical work, street furniture work, toilet blocks, and BRTS bus stops in the proposal.

Under the redesign project of roads, the corporation has taken the decision to redesign two sides of roads in a patch with a unique idea to redesign the roads with a new concept.

The BRTS pilot project of Katraj-Swargate-Hadapsar was inaugurated by former Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy in the presence of Member of Parliament Suresh Kalmadi. Swargate to Katraj, a 6.5 km stretch, was opened on December 3, 2006, and the project was planned and implemented by the corporation.

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