Thane civic body pulls down more struc­tures for road-widen­ing work

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Shashikant Kothekar shashikant.kothekar@hin­dus­tan­

THANE: Con­tin­u­ing with the de­mo­li­tion drive for road-widen­ing work, the Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion pulled down 455 struc­tures on Sub­hash Path, near the rail­way sta­tion, on Tues­day.

The two- km road is one of the busiest and old­est roads in Thane (West). The road, which starts from Thane sta­tion and ends at Col­lec­tor’s of­fice cir­cle, passes through the congested mar­ket area.

The road has many old shops, Kopinesh­war t em­ple, zilla par­ishad of­fice, PWD of­fice and Thane col­lec­tor’s of­fice.

“The road is hardly 9 to 12 me­tres wide and is al­ways crowded with hawk­ers. It’s so nar­row that only two-wheel­ers and pedes­tri­ans can use the road. The road will be widened to 15 me­tres,” said Sandip Malwi, pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer of TMC.

“We re­moved around 300 struc­tures, which were a ma­jor hur­dle in the road- widen­ing work. The TMC has re­moved 25 small il­le­gal shops,” said Malwi.

Af­ter the road- widen­ing of the sta­tion road, buses from court naka can reach the sta­tion in five min­utes. Now, it takes 10 to 15 min­utes to reach Thane sta­tion,” said an of­fi­cer from Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Trans­port.

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