Baner-Pashan link road to be a reality after 10 years
The construction of the link road had hit a roadblock as land owners refused to give their land to the PMCUpdated: May 17, 2019 16:18 IST
It has been three months since 700 residents from various societies in Baner-Pashan undertook a peaceful protest on February 23, demanding road widening and completion of the 120-foot Baner-Pashan link road which could ease traffic. After writing many letters and emails, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) finally began talks with residents who have been waiting patiently for 10 years for the road. The communication with the civic body has given residents a glimmer of hope.
The construction of the link road had hit a roadblock as land owners refused to give their land to the PMC.
“We had a meeting last week with PMC commissioner Saurabh Rao, MLA Medha Kulkarni, PMC road department heads Ganesh Kalamkar and Aniruddha Pawaskar and PMC executive engineer Dinkar Gojare and other civic officials. The commissioner has now given instructions to the land estate department to consider offering monetary compensation to the land owners who are not handing over their plots. This is a major development as land owners wanted monetary compensation and not transfer development rights,” said Rajendra Chuttar, president, Baner-Pashan link road welfare trust.
The municipal commissioner also set a deadline of one month, and asked the senior PMC officials to take ownership of various pending procedural issues pertaining to the 120-foot link road
“The PMC will have meetings with land owners and due notice will be issued as required. The commissioner has assured of his involvement in getting this expedited, but the work on ground is very slow,” said Chuttar.
“We also mentioned to the PMC to expedite the completion of the road from Someshwar wadi bridge which will connect near Park Ridge complex. This will be an alternative road for Pashan-Baner connectivity,” said Manish Mishra, member, Baner-Pashan link road welfare trust.
The connectivity has been severely hampered due to incomplete roads with the most important stretch being the 36 metre Baner-Pashan Link road, from Wakeshwar chowk on Sus-Pashan road to Rolling Hills chowk, as per the development plan (DP) of 1993. The road is pending due to the delay in land acquisition of several plots by the Pune Municipal Corporation.
First Published: May 17, 2019 16:18 IST