Pune: After receiving several complaints of inconvenience being faced by the citizens due to the narrow bridge on Mula-Mutha river, the Pune Mayor Chanchala Kodre herself inspected the situation and ordered civic administration to float a tender for constructing new bridge which will be parallel to the existing bridge.
It is worth mentioning that hundreds of citizens including software techies and students are facing a lot of inconvenience due to the narrow bridge on Mula-Mutha river which connects Mundhwa with the developing Kharadi area.
Kodre along with PMC commissioner Vikas Deshmukh, MLA Bapu Pathare and local corporators inspected the traffic situation in the area on Monday after which she issued orders to the civic administration. The present four-lane flyover has two-way traffic movement however, with the development taking place in Kharadi and Mundhwa, the number of commuters using flyover has increased considerably in last few years. There have been accidents on the flyover and commuting on the flyover has become a risky affair for daily commuters.
Suresh Negi, a software techie working in Kharadi said, “The traffic situation during peak hours is horrible and so driving becomes very risky. I have witnessed a few accidents in the past and so, have become scared of using this flyover.”
The width of the flyover shown in the development plan of the city is 45 metre but the existing width of the bridge is 24 metre. Not only citizens of the area, but even the mayor has also complained about the narrow bridge which is inadequate to accommodate vehicles during peak hours. Kodre said, “There is a need for a separate flyover to ease the traffic on the existing flyover. PMC has proposed a parallel bridge but no further progressed has been made in this regard. I have given orders to float the tender for construction of the bridge.”