SPPU chowk multilayer flyover to miss June deadline
To facilitate construction of the new flyover, authorities will be demolishing the existing one built in 2007 to decongest traffic coming from Aundh and Baner.pune Updated: Jun 03, 2018 14:42 IST
Work on the proposed multilayer flyover at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) chowk will take another six months to begin.
After the official go ahead given by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis for the multilevel flyover project at SPPU chowk in March, the authorities had said that the work will begin by the first week of June. However, the authorities now expect another six months for the project to receive all the clearances to commence work.
To facilitate construction of the new flyover, authorities will be demolishing the existing one built in 2007 to decongest traffic coming from Aundh and Baner.
Vijay Kale, the Shivajinagar legislator who pursued the matter with Fadnavis from the beginning, said, “We were taking steps to ensure that the flyover project kick-start by the first week of June. However, finalising the plan is taking time as it is a big project that requires a lot of detailed study and analysis.”
Kale said that he is regularly following up the plan with the Pune metropolitan region development authority (PMRDA), which is the nodal agency for the project. “Once the PMRDA finalises their report on the Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro corridor, the flyover work will be expedited,” Kale said.
The ₹250-crore multilayer flyover project at SPPU chowk has three proposed bridges — a vehicular flyover, a separate flyover for high capacity mass transit route (HCMTR) and the Hinjewadi-Shivajinagar Metro corridor.
Two flyovers will streamline the vehicular movement on the university road and Senapati Bapat road towards Aundh, Baner and Pashan.
First Published: Jun 03, 2018 14:40 IST