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Subway on Navi Mumbai’s Palm Beach road will be ready in two months: NMMC

Earlier, the NMMC had claimed it was finish it before monsoon

mumbai Updated: Jun 16, 2018 00:57 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Navi Mumbai,Palm Beach Road
The 72-metre-long and 7.5-metre-wide subway is being built near Karave village in Nerul.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)

The subway on Palm Beach Road near Nerul will be completed in two months.

A day after Hindustan Times highlighted the delay in the project, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) said they would finish it in two months.

Earlier, the NMMC had claimed it was finish it before monsoon.

Mohan Dagaonkar, additional commissioner of NMMC said, “The project is underway and we are taking all measures to complete it at the earliest. It will be ready in the next two months.”

The 72-metre-long and 7.5-metre-wide subway is being built near Karave village in Nerul. The Rs1.94-crore project began in February. Till now, hardly 20% of the work has been completed.

Sources said NMMC officials have asked engineers to send the project’s progress report to them every week. If there is a delay even for minor work, the engineers would be answerable.

“A high-tension wire and a major water-pipe were hurdles in starting the work. Both of those have been diverted now. The work will proceed smoothly,” said a executive engineer.

“We are developing the service roads on either side of the Palm Beach road for the convenient of the villagers. The work of the subway will also be carried simultaneously. We are confident of completing the task within two months,” he said.

The subway will enable the local villagers to reach the other side without crossing the busy road.

First Published: Jun 16, 2018 00:57 IST