Road-widen­ing work at Digha waits for ap­proval

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DIGHA: The de­lay in re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of houses and shops along the Thane Belapur road in Digha is pre­vent­ing the road widen­ing work in the area.

Six houses and 31 shops that are pre­vent­ing the road widen- ing work were is­sued no­tices six months ago by NMMC. Houses and shops for them have been con­structed in Sa­thenagar for their re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. Since they have not been al­lot­ted, the road­widen­ing work has not be­gun.

TB road is an im­por­tant road in the city that was con­structed to re­duce time and dis­tance be­tween Navi Mum­bai and Thane.

While the road has proved a boon for mo­torists who have been sav­ing time and money wasted on fuel, the Digha area has long been a prob­lem due to the bot­tle­neck cre­ated there. The pres­ence of the shops and houses there is pre­vent­ing the road widen­ing in the ini­tial stage as they went to court over the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion is­sue. The area was trans­ferred by MIDC to Navi Mum­bai. The land be­longs to MIDC and hence it was ac­quired, NMMC has stated in its no­tice.

Deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner ( prop­erty) Dadasa­heb Chabuk­swar said, “The prop­erty depart­ment re­ceived a re­port on it two months ago. We have sent the pro­posal to the state gov­ern­ment. Since the ap­proval has not yet come from general body, the mat­ter has been pend­ing.” In­formed Chabuk­swar, “We will ta­ble the res­o­lu­tion in the next general body meet­ing and get it ap­proved.”

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