Un­clog city: Ma­hape Pfizer road opened for heavy ve­hi­cles

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HTNAVIMUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CBD BE­LA­PUR: Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Tukaram Munde has granted per­mis­sion to the city traf­fic po­lice de­part­ment to al­low heavy ve­hi­cles to ply on Ma­hape Pfizer road from ThaneBe­la­pur road.

This will en­sure less traf­fic snarls on the busy ThaneBe­la­pur road.

Due to the on­go­ing work of fly­overs by MMRDA on Thane Be­la­pur road at three junc­tions, there have been con­stant traf­fic snarls on the road lately.

With the MMRDA plan­ning to be­gin work on an un­der­pass at Ma­hape soon, Navi Mum­bai traf­fic po­lice de­part­ment had sought per­mis­sion from mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Munde to al­low traf­fic di­ver­sion from Ma­hape Pfizer road.

Deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Ja­gan­nath Sin­narkar, said: “At the time, pipe cul­vert work was on at 3 to 4 places and it was be­ing done by shut­ting ac­cess to half the road and al­low­ing traf­fic on the re­main­ing half of the road. It would not have been pos­si­ble to com­plete the work with­out such re­stric­tion.”

He added, “The traf­fic de­part­ment’s per­mis­sion was re­quired. The traf­fic de­part­ment sought the mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner’s per­mis­sion to di­vert traf­fic from Thane-Be­la­pur road to Ma­hape Pfizer road.”

Munde then took the ini­tia­tive and asked the traf­fic de­part­ment to grant per­mis­sion for block­ing of half the road on Mhape Pfizer road for pipe cul­vert work to be com­pleted.

The per­mis­sion was given by the traf­fic de­part­ment.

On get­ting the per­mis­sion, Munde or­dered his of­fi­cials to com­plete the pipe cul­vert work at the ear­li­est.

Sin­narkar said, “The es­tab­lish­ment de­part­ment of the NMMC with help from the traf­fic de­part­ment then com­pleted the work in 15 days. This has en­abled the road to be opened for heavy ve­hi­cles.”

He said, “The de­ci­sion by the com­mis­sioner has helped curb the traf­fic men­ace on the busy Thane-Be­la­pur road which will ben­e­fit thou­sands of mo­torists.”

MUNDE ASKED TRAF­FIC DE­PART­MENT TO GRANT PER­MIS­SION FOR BLOCK­ING HALF OF MHAPE PFIZER ROAD FOR CUL­VERT WORK

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