Pune: The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to focus on the issue of missing road links and will prioritize 38 such stretches in the first phase of the project.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Vijay Kulkarni, Chief Engineer, PMC Road Department said, “Many roads in the city have remained incomplete due to lack of land acquisition of just a few meters of space. As a result, commuters have to spend a lot of time driving from far away routes to reach nearby places. Hence, the PMC has decided to immediately complete the work of linking 38 such roads.”
As per information, out of the 38 stretches, five missing roads will be given priority and will be completed by October. Missing road distances range from 50 or 100 meters to more than two kilometers. A consultant has been appointed to prepare the project plan for the link if required or long distance travel is required. A survey is conducted of all the villages included in the municipal limits along with the main city. Orders have been given to take possession of the blocked roads of meter length on priority.
Though the list of 38 missing link roads hasn’t been made public yet, along with roads of Pune city, some areas such as Hinjewadi, Khadakwasla, Wagholi etc will also be looked into for missing links of roads.