Nagpur: After a clean sweep of all the eateries existing on the road opposite Futala Lake, both the civic body and MahaMetro are all set to float the redevelopment work on the ground. For the same the stretch of road facing the lake will be closed for traffic. As per the Rs 112 crore redevelopment plan, the tunnel will come in place of the existing road on which there will be a viewers’ gallery and space for restaurants and parking opposite the lake. The NMC and MahaMetro would soon lay diversion of traffic passing through this road.
Now the traffic will be moved from Bharat Nagar Square to Telangkhedi Hanuman Mandir Road. This road is already reserved in city’s development plan and hence it would be developed as an alternative to Futala Lake road.
As per the plan by MahaMetro the new 18 meter road will be developed and remain in place even after Futala Lake project is completed. It will be a cement concrete road. A road currently exists from Bharat Nagar Square till the compound wall of Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV). The compound wall will be demolished to construct the new road. The new road will begin from the compound wall, and stretch 500 meter to join the road connecting Ravi Nagar Government Quarters to Telangkhedi Hanuman Mandir Temple at the MJP office.
The Telangkhedi Hanuman Mandir road is currently 9 meter wide, but marked for widening to 18 meter in the DP. Therefore, MahaMetro will also widen this road.
The only hurdle in the development of the new road is that the land on which it is proposed belongs to PDKV. MahaMetro officials said NMC has sent a letter to PDKV requesting advance possession of the land to commence construction as soon as possible. “NMC will take the land on lease from PDKV immediately. Later, PDKV will have to give the land anyway as it is a DP road,” he said.