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Complete road works in Donje, Saswad, Velhe before May 2023, states PWD minister Ravindra Chavan 

Complete road works in Donje, Saswad, Velhe within stipulated time, asks PWD minister Ravindra Chavan 

Road projects PN-24 and PN-25 are being built in Pune district as a part of the hybrid annuity scheme. The public representatives, however, are dissatisfied with how slowly the contractor is doing these tasks. Ravindra Chavan, the minister of public works, gave the order to speed up the ongoing road projects in order to finish all the work by the month of May.

Chavan, the minister, was speaking during meeting held recently. MLAs Bhimrao Tapkir, Sangram Thopte, Sanjay Jagtap, Sadashiv Salunkhe, the secretary of the Public Works Department, Atul Chavan, the chief engineer, Bahir. executive engineer Ajay Bhosale, and representatives from the road contractor’s office were present at the meeting.

According to Chavan, in order to address issues with road construction, officers and people’s representatives should see the real time work at the site of the work. Chavan added that the money required for road construction would be made available soon.

Technical difficulties have prevented the completion of the Khanapur to Panshet road, the Donje Kondhanpur-Khed Shivapur road going to Sinhagad fort in Haveli taluka, the Saswad-Kapurhol road connecting to Purandar fort in Purandar taluka, and the Mahad-Medheghat Cheladi route leading to Torna fort in Velhe taluka. For the route connecting Saswad village with Kapurhol, a fresh tender should be issued. The task should be finished in 40 days. The 200 meter Paud-Kolwan-Lonavala-Kalegaon road should be constructed out of cement concrete, according to Minister Chavan.

Small bridges connecting Khanapur and Panshet should be built where necessary in 15 days. Three tiny bridges between Nanded City and Kirkatwadi Phata have been allowed in order to address the issue of forest land between Pune and Khadkawasla, and Chavan has also issued instructions to expedite the work.

Nividita Kelapure 

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