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