After four years, work begins on Govindwadi bypass road
The 1.6 km Govindwadi bypass project, which has been delayed for four years, is finally aiming to complete work in June.
Work on a stretch of 200 metres of the road faced a hurdle because of four cow stables, whose owner had refused to shift.
After a long face-off with the Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) over rehabilitation, the stable owner has agreed to move. The land acquisition has paved way for the completion of the project.
“We will complete the demolition work, which started on Friday, in two days. The work for the bypass will start after that,” said E Ravendiran, KDMC commissioner.
The Govindwadi bypass project, started in 2011 by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), had to be stalled as the stable owner moved court over the matter, delaying the project.
The four cow stables along with 25 other structures built for the workers will be demolished in the next two days.
“After the structures are demolished, the project work will start immediately. We expect to complete the entire stretch by June,” said a MSRDC official on condition of anonymity.
“The civic body has delayed the project for almost four years. People have been demanding the bypass for a long time,” said Sanjay Mane, 43, a resident of Bail Bazaar in Kalyan (West).