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PMRDA set to acquire land for outer ring road
ST Correspondent | Monday, 20 March 2017 AT 11:44 PM IST
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Pune: As the State government has approved the proposed ring road plan in Pune, the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) will able to start the land acquisition and tender processes for the same.

To decongest traffic in both Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, the State government has planned to build the outer ring road. After the completion of the project, vehicles from the highways will not be forced to enter the city. They will use the ring road and avoid city traffic. Earlier, the ring road was to be built by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).

The PMRDA has been entrusted with the task of the region’s development. Recently, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari held a meeting with PMRDA and State government officials and suggested to plan the ring road in such a way, that it could be considered a national highway, which can be funded by the Central government.

Later, the PMRDA presented the proposal to the State government for approval. The length of the ring road will be 170 km and it will be completely signal free facilitating high speed travel. The ring road will have 16 lanes. It will also have tunnels and flyovers to avoid signals and divert the city traffic.

Following the State government’s approval, the PMRDA can now start land acquisition for the project. The hearings on land reserved for the ring road are over.


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