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Residents to continue to oppose Peddar Road flyover

The Peddar Road Residents Association feels mislead by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and has decided to keep opposing the construction of the much-delayed Peddar Road flyover.
Hindustan Times | By Neha Ghatpande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2011 01:22 AM IST

The Peddar Road Residents Association feels mislead by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and has decided to keep opposing the construction of the much-delayed Peddar Road flyover.

The Hindustan Times had reported that the MSRDC had decided to go ahead with the 4.33-km long Peddar Road flyover, first proposed in the year 2000.

The flyover project had faced major opposition from the residents and its plan was violating the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) regulations.

The MSRDC now promises to construct the flyover within 16 months without causing inconvenience to people by working only during the night. It now awaits the confirmation of the environment ministry.

The chairperson of the Peddar Road Residents Association, Veena Singhal, said: “If they don’t have the environment clearance, why are they talking about it. They don’t even have the engineering plan ready for the flyover. It’s a step taken up to mislead residents like us.”

The committee members feel that they have been kept in dark by the MSRDC.

“We were unaware about the MSRDC’s decision. We are going from building to building spreading awareness about the inconvenience the flyover will create,” said Sandeep Parekh, committee member of the Association.

“We will oppose the flyover in the public hearing next month,” he said.

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