Published On : Wed, Aug 12th, 2015

Winter Session to gift cement roads worth Rs 300 crore to Nagpur

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Nagpur: While the state government has started considering the proposal submitted by the NMC for construction of cement roads worth Rs 300 crore in the city, the NMC is likely to face difficulties in terms of process for picking up contractors, timely available funds and timely planning by advisers.

It may be noted that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had made announcement to this effect in the budgetary session of Maharashtra Assembly. As the Winter Session is going to begin from December 7, in Nagpur, the officials concerned have been instructed to initiate proposed the cement road works and their bhoomi pujan during the ensuing Winter Session. A list of 51 cement roads of 67.43 km length has been prepared for the city .

The administration has included 51 cement roads in 12 packages and the proposal to this effect has been tabled before the standing committee. The tender process for soil testing has started and the design of roads is to be prepared by Central Road Research Institute. After the design is complete, the tender process for road construction will be initiated. However the officials claim that all works together cannot be started, and therefore, the work of 51 roads will be done in 12 packages. At least bhoomi pujan will be done in first week of December as one of the packages, said the officials claiming that the works will be expedited.

Proposed cement roads:
Medical Chowk to Ashok Chowk, South Ambazari Marg-Rahate Colony to Ambazari T-point, Seminary Hills to Japanese Garden Chowk, Laxmibhavan Chowk to Shankarnagar Chowk, Golibar Chowk to Itwari Railway Station, Railway Feeder Road Naka No. 13 to Badkas Chowk, Rameshwari Chowk to Shatabdi Chowk Ring Road, University Library to Kalpana Building Ramdaspeth, Jaripatka Road Kabristan to Kukreja Nagar.

Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha (rajeev.nagpurtoday@gmail.com)