MMRDA to develop four arterial roads in Panvel
NAVI MUMBAI: In an effort to provide better facilities to Panvel residents, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has started concretizing four major roads in Panvel.
The Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) on the other had started developing another road.
While the PMC has allocated a budget of Rs3 crore for concretizing the one road, the MMRDA is shelling out a total of Rs46 crore for the other four roads.
“These roads had been in bad shape for the past several years and concretizing them was the need of the hour. We decided to develop the road behind the auditorium as the budget was only Rs3 crore,” said Charushila Gharat, president of PMC.
“The other four roads, i.e. from Thane Naka to PMC office, from Ambedkar statue to Shivaji Chowk, MG road and
Pancharatna road needed a bigger amount to be concretised. So local MLA Prashant Thakur requested the MMRDA to develop these roads and they agreed to do so,” she added.
Even as the PMC officials said all five roads are likely to be ready before the onset of monsoon, the local residents cannot accept that.
“The authorities started concretizations of the roads very late and they cannot finish the projects before the monsoon. This apart, they started developing all five roads at the same time and it wreaked havoc on the transportation system as well as the business in the city,” said Nilesh More, a resident of Panvel.the number of weekly seats to 50,000 from the current 13,300.
The MMRDA is shelling out a total of Rs46 crore for the four roads.