By: Pune Pulse
October 23, 2023
Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) acquired the road at Mahatma Phule Chowk in the Mundhwa area in the year 1991. After 32 years, the PMC has planned to make the road 24 meters wide.
The landowners of Mahatma Phule Chowk in Mundhwa village, located on the Kharadi road, have handed over possession of their land willingly to the Pune Municipal Corporation.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Prasad Katkar, Deputy Commissioner, PMC, said, “The PMC had acquired the road in 1991 itself where the landowners of Mahatma Phule Chowk & nearby area had given the possessions of their lands to the PMC selflessly. The planning & action of widening it began some days ago. The road will be widened from Mahatma Phule Chowk to Kharadi Bridge on one side & from Magarpatta Bridge to Mahatma Phule Chowk on the other side i.e. a patch of 550 m. The road will be widened and made 24 meters wide. Currently, the road is 18 to 19 meters wide. There are various encroachments on that road currently which are being removed for the 24-meter widening.”
As per further information, officials and various departments of the PMC such as Vikas Dhakane, Additional Commissioner, Sandeep Ranvare, Executive Engineer, Balasaheb Dhavle, Mundhwa Division Assistant Commissioner, Pratibha Patil, Deputy Commissioner (Land Acquisition), Prasad Katkar, Sahebrao Dandge, Superintending Engineer, Sandeep Ranvare, Executive Engineer, Rohidas Gavane, officers of PMC encroachment department, garden department, staff, security guards, and police personnel, exerted immense efforts to fulfill their responsibilities.