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Chandni chowk to be demolished on October 2

As per the information shared by the Rahul Shrirame, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), traffic diversions will be in place from 11pm onwards on October 1.

Pune

The Chandni Chowk bridge on the Mumbai-Bengaluru national highway in Pune city will be demolished by controlled explosion on October 2.

Informing the press about the demolition, Dr Rajesh Deshmukh, Pune district collector, said, “All agencies have been working day and night for the last one and half months to transform the Chandni chowk flyover. We have conducted a series of meetings in this regard. It has now been decided to demolish the flyover on October 2.”

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Sanjeev Kadam, project director, National Highway Authority of India; Sanjay Teli, resident deputy collector; Rahul Srirame, deputy commissioner of Police, Pune city Traffic branch; Lata Phad, Superintendent of Police, Highway Police; Utkarsh Mehta, Edifice Engineering, Mumbai attended the meeting along with officials concerned at the collector’s office.

Deshmukh added that the blast to carry out the demolition will take place at 2 am on October 2 and within five to six seconds, the entire bridge will come down. “Once the bridge is demolished, the next process to remove the debris from the highway will be carried out,” Deshmukh said.

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The road will be closed from 11 pm on October 1 till 8 am on the next day. As per the information shared by the Rahul Shrirame, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), traffic diversions will be in place from 11pm onwards on October 1.

Chaitraly Deshmukh-Tajane

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