Pune: National Highways Authority of India, Pune has issued an appeal to remove unauthorized hoardings, cables, shops and other encroachments from the service roads on both sides of Pune-Satara National Highway no. 48 between Khed Shivapur Toll Gate and Dehu Road. The encroachments have been causing a significant increase in accidents on the highway.
The Highway Authority has given citizens a deadline until March 31 to remove these encroachments at their own expense. The Authority will not be responsible for any damage or inconvenience caused during the removal process. Failure to comply with the appeal may result in the eviction of the encroachers under the Off National Highways (Land and Traffic) Act 2002. Additionally, the cost and penalty for removal will be recovered from the relevant holder.
Sanjay Kadam, Project head of National Highways Authority of India, has emphasized that the unauthorised hoardings will be removed under the law. The Authority has urged citizens to take the appeal seriously and remove the encroachments to ensure safety on the highway.
The unauthorized hoardings, cables, stalls and other encroachments have been a major cause of concern for the Highway Authority, resulting in a rise in accidents on Pune-Satara National Highway no. 48.