Stretches of the old Mum-Pune highway to be widened soon
MUMBAI: There is good news in store for motorists who travel on the old Mumbai-Pune highway. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has decided to widen some stretches of the highway and construct a flyover near Kalamboli and an underpass near Khanda Colony in Panvel — two areas that witness major traffic congestion.
At present, there are several narrow stretches on the Mumbai-Pune section of the NH-4 that are prone to traffic snarls. The MSRDC has invited tenders to appoint a consultant to prepare and execute the project, which is estimated to cost Rs300 crore.
“We are going to appoint a consultant, who will also act as an independent engineer for the construction work. We expect the project to be completed in two years, after we appoint the contractors,” said a senior MSRDC official.
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