Feasibility study of 6-laning Pune-Satara Road begins

December 16, 2007

Pune, December 15 A Feasibility study of the six-laning of the 145-km Pune-Satara stretch has begun. The work for the same will begin in 15 months and the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has appointed Consultancy Engineering Services (CES) for the feasibility study. The six laning of this stretch was proposed last year with traffic on the stretch increasing along with five others stretches in the state. Pune project director Prashant Kodaskar NHAI said that the project will be given for Designed Build Finance Operations (DBFO) and the outlay for the same has not yet been estimated and it will done after drawing tenders for the same.

While technical manager NHAI SD Chitnis, said that six lanes would increase the width of the road by atleast 10 metres. The present width is 25 metres and the six-laning would make it to 35 metres.

Plans are afoot to have service roads as well develop the junctions and also will have concrete structures.

“Sub-ways and overbridges will be part of the six laning and the feasibility study will help us on the same,” he said. The construction activity will start only in 2009 after reviewing the feasibility study.

Source: expressindia.com

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