Pimpri Chinchwad, 4th February 2024: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has given the green light for an ambitious infrastructure project aimed at addressing the pressing need for improved road connectivity in the “B” and “D” wards of Wakad, Punawale, Tathawade, Mamurdi, Ravet, and Vikas Nagar. With an estimated cost ranging between Rs. 450 to Rs. 500 crore, this development initiative is poised to reshape the region’s transportation landscape.
The initiative stems from a proactive approach taken by Shankar Jagtap, the BJP’s Pimpri-Chinchwad City president, who recognized the concerns of residents in the Chinchwad Assembly Constituency regarding inadequate road infrastructure. Engaging in extensive interactions with locals, Jagtap spearheaded discussions with Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Shekhar Singh to address these issues within the framework of the Development Plan.
The identified roads are integral components of the Development Plan (DP), and the construction is set to commence shortly. The urgency for administrative action is underscored by the surge in housing projects, the establishment of educational institutions, and the proximity to Hinjewadi IT Park and the Mumbai-Bangalore highway, leading to a substantial population influx in the area.
The approved plans include the construction of service roads along the Mumbai-Bangalore highway and a bridge connecting Sangawade and Hinjawadi over the Pavana River near the Mamurdi crematorium. Other key developments comprise an 18-meter road near the river behind Sameer Lawns in Ravet and Kiwale area, the main road in Vikasnagar, a 30-meter road from the Punawale underpass to Katewasti, an 18-meter road from Koytewasti Chowk to Jambhe, and the road from Wakad Madhuban Hotel to Indira Road to Silver School Hotel, which includes 24 and 18-meter roads.
To minimize disruptions during construction, measures will be implemented, and provisions for water supply pipelines, drainage lines, and power lines are integral components of the development plan.
Jagtap reiterated the commitment to enhancing roads within the Chinchwad Assembly Constituency under the PCMC’s development plan. His consistent follow-ups with the administration over the past three months culminated in the approval of the initial phase of road construction. The proposed 34 kilometres of roads are expected to significantly alleviate citizen inconvenience, bolstering accessibility and transportation facilities in the immediate future. Moreover, these roads will enhance connectivity between rural areas under PMRDA, Pimpri-Chinchwad, and Hinjewadi IT Park, while the service roads will alleviate traffic pressure on the Pune-Bangalore highway. The PCMC commissioner has been tasked with promptly initiating construction work and ensuring the provision of necessary amenities for citizens.