Akurdi railway underbridge to be opened partially

PUNE: The Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNTDA) will open one side of the railway underbridge being built nearAkurdi railway station for vehicular traffic and pedestrians within a week.

Chief executive officer of PCNTDA Yogesh Mhase said the old underbridge gets waterlogged in the monsoon causing disruption in vehicular traffic. So authorities have planned to open one side of the under construction underbridge to provide some relief to commuters and pedestrians.

The contractors have been asked to complete work on the approach road. The old underbridge near the railway station links Ravet, Kiwale, Walhekarwadi and other areas like the old Pune-Mumbai highway and Nigdi-Pradhikaran.

The work order for the new project, to be built at a cost of Rs.8.10 crore, was given in May 2010. The work was to be completed in 15 months, but is still incomplete.