Sunday, 30 September 2018

MahaMetro to start work on Karve road flyover soon

30/9/2018

PUNE: The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation will start the preliminary work on the proposed double-decker flyover at Nal Stop in October. MahaMetro said that it was planning to start installing barricades on the stretch in question, on Karve Road, over the next two weeks.

An official said they would hold a meeting with the city traffic police department to discuss the traffic management plan during the project’s execution. The plan includes a proposal to implement rotary traffic movement at Nal Stop, on Law College Road and near SNDT.

The bottom tier of the 500m-long flyover is meant for vehicular traffic, while the top tier will have the viaduct for the Vanaz-Ramwadi Metro line. Work on both tiers is expected to begin simultaneously.

Sources in the Pune Municipal Corporation said the corporators want chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to be the chief guest for the ground-breaking ceremony. However, PMC office-bearers have been unable to get an appointment with the CM in the past month.

Managing the flow of traffic and avoiding jams are among the biggest challenges in executing the project, which is a crucial component of the Metro plan on the Karve Road stretch. MahaMetro said that it is ready with a plan of action for civil work. A width of six metres on both sides will be left free for vehicles during the construction phase.

MahaMetro officials said the pillars of this project, once built, will not hamper vehicular movement on the road, as the plan was drawn considering the alignment of Nal Stop Chowk. “The pillars will not be a hindrance to traffic even if (traffic) changes are introduced in the future,” an official said.

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