Tourists will now be capable of power down to their favored monsoon vacation spot, Sinhgad fort, with the Maharashtra Public Works Department assuring avenue creation in next 15 days.
Located 30 kilometers from Pune, Sinhgad fort draws thousands of vacationers each day. The Citadel is a big draw in particular at some stage in the monsoon and weekends. However, following incidents of landslides and terrible road conditions, the wooded area department had final yr closed the very last 2km avenue stretch for cars which led to the fortress.
The state public department nearly completed the construction of the concrete street within the ghat section in February, though the PWD did now not suit paver blocks at the left and right aspect of the road due to which the original width of the road (5.Five meter) has now reduced and made it narrow.
Rahul Marathe, a normal trekker to the Sinhgad castle, stated, “The existing street became not width enough and consequently, the government decided to assemble a brand new one. However, because of incorrect production paintings with the aid of the PWD, this avenue has now become slim in comparison to the earlier road and that is the reason for the large traffic congestion right here.”
Vinita Bodhankar, any other vacationer, stated, “During top hours, there are lots of site visitors here. Earlier, construction of the road changed into chargeable for the visitor’s jam and now, after the finishing touch of the road, traffic congestion maintains because it is very slender.”
However, refuting all allegations, PWD officials said that the construction of street is not entire and is presently underway. PWD officers also stated that they’ll fill the gaps on both facets of the road inside the next 15 days.
“The gaps on both the perimeters of the road isn’t always a mistake. It became part of the development plan. Generally, for the duration of construction of concrete roads, first, we must construct the complete avenue after which, fill the gaps left on each the perimeters of the roads. Soon, we are able to fill those gaps,” stated Nakul Ransingh, assistant engineer, PWD Pune.
PWD officers additionally said that the development of the 2km (concrete) and a pair of.8km (asphalt) road become started out a yr ago. As of now the construction of the concrete road has been completed and the base of the asphalt avenue has been prepared. The ultimate paintings of the asphalt street might be completed after the monsoon, the officers brought. The challenge price of the complete four.8km road stretch is ₹5 crore.
Tamhini Ghat: Delayed paintings activate tehsildar to warn the contractor
Revelers trying to enjoy the monsoons at the picturesque Tamhini ghat will need to cancel their plans, as the work for avenue concretization on the stretch main to the ghat continues to be incomplete. Seeing the delay within the paintings, Mulshi tehsildar Abhay Chavan issued a caution note to Roadways Solutions India Private Limited, the contractor for the venture, on June thirteen to easy the development particles on the road going closer to Tamhini ghat and to erect signages within 15 days.
Residents of the region have already written many letters to the district administration concerning the gradual velocity of the construction paintings on the 15-kilometer stretch from Pirangut to Mulshi. The ongoing paintings had desisted many travelers going to Konkan to keep away from the course.
According to Chavan, the condition of the road stretch from Chandani Chowk to Tamhini ghat is risky and contractor Roadways Solutions India Private Limited has did not increase the street properly. There are not any street light in this stretch, subsequently, it’s far tough to go back and forth for the duration of the night. Construction particles, pebbles, soil, and stones are scattered on the road which creates a hurdle for travelers and commuters.
In a observe issued to the contractor, the tehsildar, stated, “Mulshi tehsil gets an average of two,400mm rainfall and in such heavy rainfall, the situation of this stretch will get worse.” Hence, the tehsildar advised the contractor to get rid of all debris from the street and set up signages.
Tamhini is a favorite excursion destination for many Punekars, especially in the course of the monsoon season. This avenue is likewise a short reduce to reach the Konkan location. The tehsil management also stated that the contractor did no longer install good enough manpower to growth the tempo of the development paintings. The unfinished avenue construction paintings have turned into a coincidence area, making lifestyles hard for neighborhood villagers.