THE CHAOTIC Madhu Milan road junction is all set to metamorphose into a beautifully verdant, motorist friendly traffic island, courtesy Treasure Island. The owners of the swanky mall-cum-multiplex have adopted the busy intersection and will spend around Rs 50 lakh on sprucing up the square.
This will include construction of a 70-feet wide two-way road, four 3 m wide footpaths and greening and landscaping the island housing the statue of Jawaharlal Nehru. Mayor Dr Uma Shashi Sharma and Municipal Commissioner Vinod Sharma today unveiled a concept plan of the beautification proposal.
Elaborating on the fiscal modalities of the project the Commissioner revealed that the entire cost would be borne by Entertainment World Developers Private Limited (the holding firm for Treasure Island). “The firm has already submitted a concept plan, prepared by architects M/s Foundation Engineers and Consultants”, he revealed. Sketching out a bare-bones outline Sharma said that the makeover would involve construction of 6000 sq m concrete road, 3843 sq m of Paver blocks and greening of an area measuring 800 sq m.
The proposal calls for converting the one-way stretch connecting RNT Marg to Chhawani Square into a 20 m wide two-way street. This would obviate the need for motorists travelling towards Regal Square to take a detour around the Nehru statue to reach their destination, Sharma added.
He said the Corporation was mulling over a proposal to use interlocking Paver blocks instead of concrete for constructing the road immediately around the island. “The blocks, widely used in Mumbai and other metro cities, allow easier access to subterranean telephone cables and sewerage, drainage and water supply mains. If there’s a leak the repair team only has to remove a few blocks unlike in concrete roads where the entire stretch has to be dug up”, he said.