The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has given the green light for the construction of roughly 34 kilometers of roads in the “B” and “D” wards of Wakad, Punawale, Tathawade, Mamurdi, Ravet, and Vikasnagar.
This significant infrastructure project, estimated to cost between Rs. 450 to Rs. 500 crore, is a crucial step towards improving connectivity in the region. These roads are a part of the Development Plan (DP) and are set to commence construction soon.
Shankar Jagtap, the BJP’s Pimpri-Chinchwad City President, personally engaged with residents across the Chinchwad Assembly Constituency to better understand their concerns regarding the lack of adequate roads. After thorough observation and interaction with the locals, Jagtap took the initiative to meet with Municipal Commissioner and Administrator Shekhar Singh to address these issues within the Development Plan (DP).
The area has seen a surge in housing projects and the establishment of educational institutions, along with the proximity to Hinjewadi IT Park and Mumbai-Bangalore highway, attracting a considerable population. Recognizing the challenges posed by incomplete roads, Jagtap stressed the urgency for action by the administration, leading to the approval by the municipal commissioner for the construction of approximately 34 km of roads in key areas.
Furthermore, plans include service roads alongside the Mumbai-Bangalore highway and a bridge connecting Sangawade and Hinjawadi over the Pavana river near the Mamurdi crematorium. Other road developments encompass an 18-meter road near the river behind Sameer Lawns in Rawet and Kiwale area, the main road in Vikasnagar, a 30-meter road from the Punawale underpass to Katewasti, an 18-meter road from Koytewasti Chowk to Jambhe, and the road from Wakad Madhuban Hotel to Indira Road to Silver School Hotel, which includes 24 and 18-meter roads. Efforts will be made to minimize frequent digging during construction, and provisions for water supply pipelines, drainage lines, and power lines are also part of the development plan.
Jagtap reiterated the commitment to improving roads within the Chinchwad Assembly Constituency under the PCMC’s development plan. He emphasized continuous follow-ups with the administration over the past three months, leading to the approval of the initial phase of road construction. These roads, spanning 34 km, will significantly alleviate the inconvenience faced by citizens, enhancing accessibility and transportation facilities in the near future. Additionally, they will strengthen connectivity between rural areas under PMRDA, Pimpri-Chinchwad, and Hinjewadi IT Park, while service roads will alleviate traffic pressure on the Pune-Bangalore highway. The PCMC commissioner has been tasked with promptly commencing construction work and ensuring necessary amenities for citizens.