Pune News: Katraj-Kondhwa road widening becomes easier after businessman Prakash Dhariwal hands over his land

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Remaining land owners have also given a positive response, says Addl Municipal Commissioner Vikas Dhakne

PUNE:  Policenama online – Pune News | There is a positive development about the much discussed and pending Katraj-Kondhwa road work. The PMC’s efforts to acquire land have achieved success and businessman Prakash Dhariwal has shown willingness to land over land between Tilekar Nagar to Khadi Machine Chowk for 24 metre wide and 300 metre road in lieu of TDR without any conditions. Since he has given permission for starting of work, the civic body has undertaken the work of ground levelling on Tuesday, said Addl Municipal Commissioner Vikas Dhakne.

Vikas Dhakne said that the state government has announced granting of funds of ₹200 crore for Katraj-Kondhwa road work. The work of the road is pending for a long time due to lack of land acquisition and the road is known for traffic jams and accidents. Against this background, the PMC is constantly contacting land owners for acquiring their land and many of them have offered to hand over their land. Meanwhile, the biggest land parcel required on the stretch from Katraj Chowk to Khadi Machine Chowk belongs to businessman Prakash Dhariwal. Sixty gunthas of land owned by him will have to be acquired. The PMC contacted them and explained the situation. Dhariwal immediately agreed to hand over the land to the PMC without any conditions. The civic body has completed the paper work of acquiring the land and has started the work from Tuesday. (Pune News)

At present, levelling is being carried on the road and murum will be put on the road and it will be prepared as an alternative to Kanha Hotel Chowk to Khadi Machine Chowk road. Heavy vehicles can ply on the road and the repairs of the old road can be undertaken. This will prevent traffic jams. Talks are underway with other landowners and there is a positive response from them. Hence, the work of Katraj-Kondhwa road can be completed on time, Dhakne said.

Mundhwa Chowk on Kharadi-Hadapsar road freed of encroachments

Because of some properties located near the Mundhwa Chowk, there used to be huge traffic jams on the Kharadi to Hadapsar road. The civic administration had razed illegal structures in last few days. However, there were legal problems in taking possession of 4/5 properties. Deputy Commissioner of property management department Mahesh Patil, Pratibha Patil, Legal Officer Nisha Chavan, Superintendent Engineer Sahebrao Dandge and Executive Engineer Rohidas Gavhane did a follow-up with property owners and they handed over the properties. The civic administration got the properties vacated and later, razed them. Road widening will be carried out immediately and this will help in preventing traffic jams, Addl Municipal Commissioner Vikas Dhakne said.

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