Pune: Rs 1015 Crore Sanctioned For Widening Talegaon-Chakan-Shikrapur Road

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Mrunal Jadhav

Chakan, 28 July 2021: The efforts made by MP Dr Amol Kolhe and MLA Sunil Shelke for widening Talegaon-Chakan-Shikrapur road and making it four-laned which was pending for the last several years have been successful.

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has sanctioned Rs 1,015 crore for widening the road. Besides, Rs 220 crore has been sanctioned for Nhavara to Chaufula road in Shirur taluka.

For widening Talegaon-Chakan-Shikrapur Road, MP Dr Kolhe and MLA Sunil Shelke held several meetings. A joint meeting of PMRDA, MSRDC, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) was held to take the bypass road considering the space constraints in Talegaon city. After discussing several options at this meeting, it was decided to quadruple the existing width of the road. MP Dr Kolhe had also corresponded with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in this regard.

Responding positively to this proposal, Union Minister Gadkari had initially sanctioned Rs 300 crore for Talegaon-Chakan road. However, as the widening of the road to Shikrapur is necessary, the distance of 54 km from Talegaon – Chakan – Shikrapur. In this context, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar had called a meeting in which MP Dr Kolhe, MLA Dilip Mohite Patil, MLA Sunil Shelke and MLA Adv. Ashok Pawar and various officials were present. In this meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Pawar had given an order to widen the Talegaon – Chakan – Shikrapur road.