Pune: MahaMetro begins work of two deck flyover at Nal Stop Chowk

Akshay Badwe
Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) on Tuesday started construction of a 'double-decker' bridge at Nalstop Chowk in Pune

Pune: Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) on Tuesday started construction of a 'double-decker' bridge at Nalstop Chowk on Karve Road. The construction of 15 pillars has been completed. This flyover would come up at Nal Stop Chowk on Karve Road. Its top tier is reserved for the Metro and other would be used for vehicular traffic. 

Nal Stop Chowk will be one of the busiest spots on the Metro route of Vanaj-Ramwadi. About 10,000 vehicles pass through the chowk every hour during peak time. Therefore, a flyover for vehicles and a double-decker bridge will help reduce the traffic here. Discussions to build this bridge have been going on for the last ten years. The then chairman of the standing committee Murlidhar Mohol had allocated Rs 10 crore in the municipal budget. This double-decker metro is ready to be built as the metro route will then run from there.

The metro will run on this route between Anandnagar and Garware College by the end of March next year. MahaMetro has erected 15 pillars for this and further process is underway, informed Gautam Birhade, Executive Director of MahaMetro.

Huge traffic is witnessed at the NalStop especially at the morning and evening hours. Drivers will not have to stop at Nalastop Chowk once the flyover for vehicles is completed. They can go directly to Dashbhuja Ganpati Chowk. Also, the traffic congestion at Nalastop Chowk will be reduced, said MahaMetro.

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