Pune-Shirur Elevated Corridor project to be now looked after by MSIDC 

Pune-Shirur Elevated Corridor project to be now looked after by MSIDC

Pune-Shirur Elevated Corridor project to be now looked after by MSIDC

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In a recent development, the Pune-Shirur Elevated Corridor project, which aimed to alleviate traffic congestion on Pune-Nagar highway, faced a setback as NHAI halted its tender process. However, MLA Dr. Amol Kolhe revealed that the project has been transferred from National Highway Authority of India NHAI) to Maharashtra State Infrastructure Development Corporation (MSIDC) under the Maharashtra government’s supervision. Originally proposed to ease the rising vehicular traffic in the Wagholi area and ensure a minimum of ten lanes, the project had gained momentum with its proposal awaiting approval in upcoming state assemblies or cabinet meetings. Dr. Kolhe expressed optimism that once approved, the project would commence swiftly. He emphasized that the corridor’s completion was crucial for resolving traffic issues along the Pune-Nagar highway.

Earlier, the proposal for an eight-lane flyover had received National Highway Authority approval, followed by MSIDC’s nod for future metro or light rail extensions. However, despite these positive developments, the tender process recently paused unexpectedly. Dr. Kolhe clarified that while the project hasn’t been cancelled, its management has been transferred to MSIDC from NHAI. No changes have been made to its DPR during this transfer. The work will be held in three phases. 

The project is now pending cabinet approval, following which the bidding process will begin under Maharashtra government’s directives. This shift ensures continuity towards resolving traffic bottlenecks and underscores the importance of the Pune-Shirur Elevated Corridor in the region’s infrastructural planning.