Pune: SPPU flyover’s Pashan wing demolished in 3 days; PMRDA starts taking down Baner wing

ST Staff
Saturday, 18 July 2020

The Pashan wing of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) flyover on Ganeshkhind road has been demolished in just 3 days. The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) has now started taking down the Baner wing of the flyover and it is expected to finish before the lockdown period in the city is over. 

Pune: The Pashan wing of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) flyover on Ganeshkhind road has been demolished in just 3 days. The Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) has now started taking down the Baner wing of the flyover and it is expected to finish before the lockdown period in the city is over. 

Taking advantage of empty roads due to the 10-day lockdown imposed in the city, the PMRDA began demolishing the two flyovers from Tuesday (July 14). These flyovers will be brought down in three phases. The PMRDA has pressed into action 13 machines including a crusher, breaker and JCB. The debris is being dumped at a site in Bavdhan. This work is being carried 24x7. 

The first phase was bringing down the Pashan wing of the flyover which used to serve commuters coming from Shivajinagar and go towards Pashan. This wing had a 33 metre long ramp and 54 metre long bridge which has been demolished in just three days. Once the debris is completely cleared, this lane of the road will be wide open for commuters to head towards Pashan as well as Baner.

The demolition work of Baner wing has now started. Initially the ramp section will be brought down and then the remaining flyover. PMRDA and Pune Traffic Police officials have planned alternate routes for vehicular traffic to be diverted when the work is going on. While the Baner wing is brought down, commuters coming from Shivajinagar side will have to use the Pashan lane to reach Baner.

PMRDA has undertaken the Hinjawadi-Shivajinagar Metro route project work for which the existing two flyovers at SPPU junction and E Square multiplex had to be demolished as they were proving to be an obstruction for the metro line. A two-tier flyover will be constructed at this site for which the total estimated cost is Rs 274 crore. The metro project has been awarded to Tata-Siemens Company.

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