Slow pace of Sinhagad Rd widening work spurs chaos

PUNE: The rain over the past couple of days rubbed salt within the wound of 1000's of citizens and working professionals from Kirkitwadi and surrounding villages, dealing with extreme difficulties in commuting on the 200m stretch between Central Water and Power Research Station (CWPRS) gate and Mukainagar on account of the pending Sinhagad Road widening paintings.

The public works division (PWD) had initiated the paintings on the stretch in January. So a ways, it has completed the paintings of only one lane. The different lane stays dug up.

The motorists could use only the built lane for the past two days on account of the rainfall. As a result, there was once bumper-to-bumper site visitors on the stretch on Sunday and Monday.

“The scenario becomes chaotic here, particularly within the height hours in morning and night. There is no policeman to man the site visitors movement. As a result, many commuters get into arguments,” stated IT skilled Ashish Patki, a resident of Kolhewadi.

The citizens are exasperated over the sluggish development of the paintings. They alleged that the dep. had not pressed in adequate inventory to expedite the paintings because the starting.

“As a result, there is not any considerable development within the venture. We had staged agitation in a bid to attract attention of the dep. in the past. On that occasion, the dep.’s officials had assured us to speed up the paintings, however in vain. Now, we're once more trapped within the tough scenario here,” stated Narendra Hagawane, the deputy sarpanch of Kirkitwadi, who had led the protest.

Some of the housing societies within the area on Monday took to social media to specific their frustrations and anger over the issue. They uploaded photos and movies depicting difficulties they faced on Monday morning on the thoroughfare.

“Since political leaders and the federal government officials don't seem to be paying heed to our factor, we had to lodge to it. So a ways, we've received a excellent reaction from the citizens and we wait for extra will join us. The PWD must finish up this paintings before monsoon. Otherwise, the placement will be riskier,” stated a resident of Kirkitwadi, who travels to the city day-to-day for paintings.

The dug-up section is without doubt one of the busiest stretches with new residential and trade initiatives cropping up along the Sinhagad road. Tourists also use the path to get entry to the Sinhagad fort as well as Panshet and Varasgaon dams, especially in monsoon.

“Several fatal and non-fatal accidents have took place in this road because of lack of site visitors infrastructure. Since many new housing societies have come up and lots of new are being constructed within the area, the selection of cars will upward thrust. Keeping this in thoughts, the site visitors branch must deploy policemen on the stretch to man site visitors to enhance the placement,” added Hagawane.

Assistant engineer of PWD Nakul Ransingh stated instructions were handed to the respective contractor in this regard.

“Many citizens have complained over the sluggish development of the venture. Our endeavour is to finish the paintings within the stipulated closing date. We directed the contractor to rope in additional manpower, if required, to expedite the activity,” he added.
Slow pace of Sinhagad Rd widening work spurs chaos Slow pace of Sinhagad Rd widening work spurs chaos Reviewed by Kailash on April 17, 2019 Rating: 5
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