MNS gives civic body October deadline to start road work
DOMBIVLI: Bad roads and potholes in Dombivli have led to of worsening of traffic in the area.
The MNS unit of the city has asked Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation to start road concretisation work by October 1, failing which, they might stage a protest. Around 225 people, including traders from Dombivli station, have submitted a letter to KDMC demanding completion of road work soon.
Since the beginning of the monsoon, bad roads have prevailed over the city and despite road patching and pothole filling work, commuters are yet to get any respite from bad roads.
A month ago, KDMC had concretised the road between Shivaji Chowk and Mahatma Phule Road in Kalyan, but have ignored the concretisation of Kelkar road and Dindayal Road near Dombivli station which is affecting business of traders and leading to traffic snarls.
“The corporation always uses the monsoon as an excuse for bad roads. The civic officials do not have any control over the con- tractors who are doing a shoddy work,” said Manoj Gharat, MNS president, Dombivli unit.
The stretch of Kelkar road, which houses 27 residential buildings, is yet to be concretised. “Kelkar road was 14-15 metres wide. It has been widened to 18 metres. During the widening process, the stairs and pillars of many buildings have been razed. This will affect the stability of the building,” said Mahesh Kadam 32, a Kelkar Road resident.
“We have done fresh survey of the area to start work,” said Pramod Kulkarni, city engineer, explaining the reason behind the delay.
“Encroachment on Kelkar Road and Dindayal also has to be taken care of. We have decided to carry out work in phases and patches. We hope to complete work by December,” he added.
Concretisation and road widening of Kelkar Road and Dindayal Road has missed three deadlines. “The KDMC is not aware of water and electricity pipelines which delays the work. It’s high time that such problems are taken care of,” said Yogesh Wani, 35 a resident of Dombivli East.