PMC to redevelop stretch between Jhansi Rani chowk to Shivaji Bridge

Ashish Jadhav
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Pune: The 750-metre stretch between Rani Laxmi Bai Chowk to Shivaji Bridge is all set to have a new look as the Road Department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to redevelop the stretch completely, introducing pedestrian-friendly footpaths, cycle tracks and seating plazas. The existing width of the road is 30 metres.

Pune: The 750-metre stretch between Rani Laxmi Bai Chowk to Shivaji Bridge is all set to have a new look as the Road Department of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to redevelop the stretch completely, introducing pedestrian-friendly footpaths, cycle tracks and seating plazas. The existing width of the road is 30 metres.

The stretch will be redeveloped on the lines of JM Road redevelopment project. While redeveloping both sides of the stretch, the PMC has decided to shift all 20 bus stops located along both sides of the road till Dengle Bridge to make way for better implementation of the project.

According to the project report, the entire existing stretch will be concretised so that pedestrians can have a leisurely walk on
the stretch.

“We will redevelop the footpaths along the river in such a way that the citizens can have a leisure walk on it while having a great river view,” Deputy Engineer (Road Department) Dnyanesh Barshikar, who is in-charge of the project, told Sakal Times.

Actually, the PMC had decided to redevelop the stretch between Jhansi Ki Rani Chowk and Dengle Bridge but as the Metro Rail Project station is proposed on the land of godown near Dengle Bridge, the PMC divided the project into two phases and in one phase the stretch till Shivaji Bridge will be redeveloped.

“We will develop a plaza in front of the new PMC headquarters and Siddheshwar and Vruddheshwar temple so that citizens can enjoy walking and spending time at the plaza,” Barshikar said.

The estimated cost of the project is Rs 8.5 crore and a tender in this regard has been floated by the PMC.

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