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Work of Sus-Mhalunge road in Pune moves at a slow pace

The residents of Sus-mhalunge who have been fighting for basic amenities were given a ray of hope when Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) began the construction of the connecting road in March

pune Updated: May 14, 2019 16:43 IST
Prachi Bari
Prachi Bari
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,Sus-Mhalunge road,Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority
The Yashwin Society road, near Vibgyor School, where the construction of a five-kilometre road connecting Sus - Mahalunge is underway. (Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

After Supriya Sule, member of legislative assembly (MLA), promised to resume the construction of a five-kilometre road connecting Sus-mhalunge on May 6, the work did begin but only to crawl at a snail’s pace.

The residents of Sus-mhalunge who have been fighting for basic amenities were given a ray of hope when Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) began the construction of the connecting road in March.

However, according to the residents there has been no progress. Amit Tidke, PMRDA engineer said, “There has been slow progress in the work as farmers want more compensation for their land. We will conduct a meeting with the farmers and we hope the work will pick up pace. However, the construction of the road from Teerth Tower Society to Vibgyor School will begin form Wednesday.”

Avinash Sharma, a resident said, “There has been some work going on the bridge but that was only when Supriya Sule visited the area last Tuesday. The construction work was in progress until the elections, however, once the campaign ended, the work did not progress, leaving the road dug out completely with no levelling. On May 13, the PMRDA informed us that they will conduct a meeting with the farmers to address all concerns regarding compensation.”

Pankaj Damle, a resident said, “The PMRDA has assured us that the work will pick up pace by the end of this week. According to the earlier promise by Supriya Sule, the road is scheduled to complete in August. However, considering the monsoon season will begin anytime soon, we are worried that the rains will delay the work again.”

First Published: May 14, 2019 16:42 IST