Updates on Infrastructure Initiatives
RECCE OF NEW ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE BY PRESIDENT HIA
Mr Anil Patwardhan, President HIA accompanied by Col Charanjeet S. Bhogal, COO HIA and Col Shankar Salkar, Head Transport Ops HIA carried out reconnaissance of new road infrastructure around RGIP to understand the difficulties being faced by RGIP and plans of MIDC & PWD in pipe line.
Mr Patwardhan was first given a bird's eye view from Blue Ridge Tower 5 - of the new alternate road planned to take off from the Mumbai – Bangalore highway to RGIP. This road when completed would provide an alternate approach to RGIP and drastically reduce the pressure on the Wakad-RGIP axis. Currently a bridge over the Mula river on this axis is 40% complete and the road is about 25 % complete. The balance progress is stuck due to problems in acquiring about 8 hectares of land by the Administration.
After the view from Blue Ridge, the President, COO & Head Transport Ops drove to the bridge and then over the new road upto Mann village. Thereafter the President assessed the state of the road Mann vill – Phase 3- Phase 2 – Laxmi Chowk – Bhumkar Chowk. He inspected the completed road infra at Laxmi Chowk and studied the challenges of road expansion on the road Laxmi Chowk - Bhumkar Chowk again due to issue of land acquisition .
President highlighted importance of development of Road Pirangut – Gotawade – Mann, Road Sus – Nande – Chande – SH 130 and Road Malunge – Nande- Chande – SH 130 to further decongest Wakad & Bhumkar road.
Efforts are on with the MIDC ,Dist Collector Pune & CEO PMRDA to remove these impediments and progress the road infrastructure.
Some pics of the visit..............................
Eviction of Unauthorised Hawkers from RGIP
MIDC with the help of Civil Police has been taking regular actions to reduce the menace of hawkers who set up their unauthorised stalls in all phases of RGIP making it an eye-sore for employees and visitors to RGIP due to the filth and garbage generated by them. In addition, these stalls are ahealth hazard for employees due to their poor hygiene standards. The latest eviction drive was conducted by MIDC with support of Civil Police last week and the hawkers from all phases have been removed.
Companies are being advised to take control of the land and beautify the area to prevent the hawkers from making an appearance again.
Some pictures of the drive are below…..
Notable success of Infra Committee efforts: -
Completion of Two Subways & Elevated road on Mumbai – Bengaluru Highway.
Widening of Road Bhumkar Chowk – Vinode Vasti – Lakshmi Chowk.
Extension of Road Lakshmi Chowk - Tata Johnson. (Last 300 mtrs ongoing)
Widening & Resurfacing of Road KPIT Tech – Marunji - Kasarsai.
Widening of Road Shivaji Chowk – T-Junction to 6 Lanes.
Widening of 3 km of road Chande- Nande.
Widening of Road stretch from Infosys Phase-II Circle to SEZ Circle. (In progress).
Integrated Solid Waste Management - Approved in principle by the Government of Maharashtra with MIDC as the Nodal Agency for implementation.