PCMC gets defence land for widening Aundh Road

September 10, 2011  //  Posted by: Anil Pharande  //  Category: Construction, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Land Acquisition, Municipal Corporation, News, PCMC, Pimpri, Pimpri Chinchwad, Projects, Property Blogs, Pune, Pune Land, Pune News, Pune Real Estate, Ravet, Real Estate News, Realty, Transport

(Times of India, Sept. 10, 2011)

PUNE: The work of widening the Aundh-Ravet Road near Aundh commenced on Friday after a gap of nearly a year. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has begun the work as it has received written permission from the defence authorities. The road-widening work had been stalled as the defence authorities had earlier objected to the work.

Municipal commissioner Ashish Sharma said the defence authorities on Thursday granted the permission to the PCMC. He said the PCMC had earlier paid Rs 18 crore to the defence authorities for the land.

The widening work will be from the Aundh Chest Hospital up to Y junction. The work will reduce traffic congestion on the narrow road near the hospital, he added. The widening work on the 14.4-km Aundh-Ravet Road is being done for developing a BRT corridor. For early completion of the work, the road has been divided into seven sections for which contracts have been given. The work on widening the four-km stretch from Rajiv Gandhi bridge in Aundh to Sai chowk in New Sangvi could not be completed due to the delay in getting the defence land.

The narrow stretch of the road is a bottleneck and witnesses daily traffic snarls during the peak morning and evening hours and causes inconvenience to hundreds of motorists.

Dilip Kudale, coordinator, engineering department, PCMC, said, the road is being widened from 15 to 45 metres. The PCMC will complete the work in the next six months.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/PCMC-gets-defence-land-for-widening-Aundh-Road/articleshow/9930496.cms

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ADB Offers Rs 452 Crore Infrastructure Loan To PCMC

August 18, 2010  //  Posted by: Anil Pharande  //  Category: Administration, Construction, Infrastructure, Municipal Corporation, News, PCMC, Pimpri, Pimpri Chinchwad, Projects, Property Finance, Property Market, Property News, Pune, Real Estate Investment, Real Estate News, Satellite Town, Traffic, Transport

PUNE: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a loan of Rs 452 crore to the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to fund several infrastructure projects in the twin towns.

The PCMC Infrastructure Company Ltd a special purpose vehicle created by the PCMC to execute these projects has told the ADB to give details of the terms and conditions for sanctioning the loan.

The PCMC plans to develop 12 bus rapid transit system (BRTS) routes which includes BRTS corridors. The PCIC will collect taxes, development charges and advertisement charges through BRTS corridors.

Municipal commissioner Ashish Sharma, a member of the PCIC board of directors, said, “The PCMC will develop 12 BRTS routes. We have completed development of two routes. The work on three routes, namely Nashik Phata- Wakad road, Kalewadi Phata Dehu Alandi road and Aundh – Ravet road is in progress. The PCMC has to develop other three routes which require funds. The department of economic affairs has approved non-sovereign lending by the ADB to the PCIC.”

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PCMC News: Changes At Dange Chowk To Reduce Traffic Congestion

August 09, 2010  //  Posted by: Anil Pharande  //  Category: Administration, Infrastructure, Municipal Corporation, PCMC, Pimpri, Pimpri Chinchwad, Property News, Pune, Satellite Town, Traffic, Transport

PUNE: The Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has set up channelisers on three sides of Dange chowk on Aundh-Ravet road in Thergaon to allow motorists a free left turn without causing congestion.

In addition to the channelisers, zebra crossings will be repainted and footpaths built on all sides. Traffic signals will be installed and the existing road dividers will be extended to segregate flow of vehicles. All the measures would be in place in a month’s time, assured Patil.

An official of the traffic department of the PCMC said, “The widening of Aundh-Ravet road is in progress, so channelisers on the fourth side of the chowk, leading to Tathawade, will be set up later. The traffic signal at the centre will be removed and signal posts will be installed in the channelisers on all the four sides.”

The PCMC will soon conduct a drive to check encroachments along the roads converging at the chowk. As a long-term measure to reduce traffic congestion, the PCMC plans to construct a flyover at Dange chowk.

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