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Pune rain check: Maha-Metro will clear potholes on Karve, Paud road

On Thursday, officials from the PMC, Maha-Metro and Pune police conducted a site inspection of the Karve road where metro work is on and decided that Maha-Metro will take care of clearing the potholes on the road and the civic body will manage the footpaths and shifting utilities off the road.

pune Updated: Jul 21, 2018 17:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Recently, a 29-year-old youth lost his life in an accident due to a pothole on Karve road.(HT REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)

Pune municipal corporation (PMC) has instructed the Maharashtra metro rail corporation (Maha-Metro) to clear potholes on the Karve and Paud roads.

On Thursday, officials from the PMC, Maha-Metro and Pune police conducted a site inspection of the Karve road where metro work is on and decided that Maha-Metro will take care of clearing the potholes on the road and the civic body will manage the footpaths and shifting utilities off the road.

Atul Gadgil, Maha-Metro executive director

Recently, a 29-year-old youth lost his life in an accident due to a pothole on Karve road. Against this background, the issue regarding potholes has become critical on this stretch of the road which is also bringing down traffic flow.

With metro work along the riverside on hold owing to water being released from the irrigation department in Mutha river, the Maha-Metro has shifted that man power on Karve and Paud road.

Work on slow pace

Maha-Metro accepted that the metro station work is going on at a slow pace. Atul Gadgil, Maha-Metro executive director, said that the corridor’s civil work and metro stations work is going on separately. The work related to shifting of utilities, like electricity cables, mobile line and water lines, are on at a slow pace and is bringing down the speed of the metro work. Very soon, Maha-Metro will speed up the metro station work on Karve and Paud road.

First Published: Jul 21, 2018 17:12 IST