Road near Ambazari overflow to be widened

Nagpur: In view of ongoing construction of Swami Vevekanand Memorial at Ambazari Overflow site, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation is leaving no stones unturned for making the spot beautiful and an attraction for visitors.

The Standing Committee on Monday approved widening of a road near the overflow, said Chairman Ramesh Singare. The widening of the road will not only prevent flooding of the road with overflowing water but also be an added attraction, added Singare.

A gigantic statue of Swami Vivekanand has been planned at the overflow site. Construction of a platform has already started. The spot is being beautified by Nagpur Municipal Corporation and widening of the road is part of the beautification.

The present road is narrow and poses hazards in the eventuality of overflowing water flooding the road. The work is likely to cost Rs 26.92 lakh and the Standing Committee has given its administrative approval, stated Singare.

Rs 225 crore for roads:

The Standing Committee has so far approved 247 proposals most of being construction of roads. The construction will begin by December end or earlier.

In November, December and January road development works worth Rs 75 crore each will begin soon. Apart from these works, development of other roads with Rs 324 crore fund – Rs 100 crore each from State Government, NMC and NIT – will be undertaken shortly.

This, the city will witness construction of roads with funds totaling Rs 550 crore, announced the Chairman of Standing Committee Ramesh Singare.