Stretches of the old Mum-Pune high­way to be widened soon

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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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