Mum-Pune e-way expansion in trouble? MSRDC hits roadblock Dawood’s nephew gets married in city, cops keep close watch
months of planning a multi-crore project to reduce congestion on the Mumbai-Pune expressway, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has hit a roadblock.
Just as tenders were to be issued for the expansion project, which includes an eight-lane elevated road on the most congested stretch of the expressway — from the Khalapur toll plaza to the Khandala exit — it has come to light that the plan is not technically feasible owing to a very steep up slope.
“We have found the gradient of the expressway after the toll plaza is 5, which makes construction of an elevated road technically impossible. Had it been between 2 to 4, the MSRDC could have managed construction somehow. The consultant has now been asked to find an alternative,” said a source. Not finding one could put the entire project on hold, sources said, as this segment is a crucial part of the plan to expand the expressway.
The six-lane elevated road is supposed to start soon after the toll plaza and continue in the upward direction before joining the proposed tunnel in the Khandala Ghat section. The road was expected to reduce the rush from both cities..
Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew got married at a Nagpada mosque on Wednesday and the family hosted a lavish reception ceremony at a Juhu hotel later, but with the police keeping a close watch, the event lacked the extravagance associated with Dawood family get-togethers, sources said.
Alishah Parkar, Dawood’s sister Haseena’s youngest son, tied the knot with Ayesha Nagani, the daughter of a Gujarati Memon businessman from Mumbai Central.
Sources close to the family told HT the function was kept low-key because of high police surveillance. The reception was reportedly streamed over Skype Gangster Dawood Ibrahim’s nephew Alishah Parkar (second from left) leaves his house for nikah at Rasool Masjid in Nagpada on Wednesday. to Dawood at his safe house, but care was taken not to stream it directly to the URL Dawood was using, to dodge surveillance.