Pune: PMC Secures NOC from ASI for Shastri Nagar Flyover Project

Pune: PMC Secures NOC from ASI for Shastri Nagar Flyover Project

Pune: PMC Secures NOC from ASI for Shastri Nagar Flyover Project

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The forthcoming construction of flyovers and grade separators holds promise for alleviating traffic woes and enhancing connectivity in Pune.

6 May 2024

By Payoshi Bisht

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has achieved a significant milestone in its efforts to ease traffic congestion in the city. With the recent acquisition of the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the PMC is now set to embark on the construction of the much-awaited Shastrinagar Chowk flyover and grade separator. Traffic congestion along the Ahmednagar road, particularly between Yerwada and Wagholi, has long been a concern for commuters. To address this issue, the PMC has allocated a budget of ₹35 crores for the construction of flyovers and grade separators at key junctions, including Shastrinagar road and Kharadi bypass.

Sandeep Patil, Deputy Engineer of PMC’s project department, revealed that after presenting their proposal to National Monuments Authority (NMA) officials in April, they secured the crucial NOC in May. 3 With this clearance in hand, the PMC is now poised to move forward with the project.

Executive Engineer Abhijit Amrakar, overseeing the project, expressed plans to take over proceedings, aiming to commence work post the conclusion of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and the subsequent lifting of the Code of Conduct.

As the PMC gears up to undertake this endeavour, residents eagerly anticipate the positive impact it will have on commuting experiences within the city.