The six-lane project of extending the Dwarka-Nashik Road to Nashik-Pune highway is expected to begin soon as discussed in an assembly by the State Government’s high power committee, with an aim to complete the same before the onset of Kumbh Mela. The route from Nashik Road to Dwarka is about 7 kilometer, will be widened from the existing 4 lanes to 6 lanes. The PWD (Public Works Department) is addressed to speed up for the project.
A sigh of relief was taken when the approval of the Government sanctioning Rs. 8.5 crore came into picture for widening the road. An assembly which was headed by Chief Secretary of the State and Chairman of the high-power committee on Kumbh Mela Jayantkumar Bhantia, in Mumbai in the presence of other eminent personalities like the Divisional Commissioner Ravindra Jadhav, Director Collector Vilas Patil and Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Khandare.
“The infrastructural works will require more time and the instructions for the same are divided as per the authorities to the PWD and NMC (Nashik Municipal Corporation)”, quoted the revenue commissioner of Nashik Mr. Ravindra Jadhav. The project is expected to begin immediately.
An officer of PWD said, “To avoid the troublesome or adverse incident the number of median gaps in dividers between Nashik Road and Dwarka will be reduced from 24 to 12. The current width of dividers is 2 feet which will be raised by a height of 1.5 feet i.e. up to 4 feet and 3 feet high steel railings will be put up on the dividers.”
A long awaited demand for the expansion from 4 lanes to 6 lanes is finally coming into picture and is approved by the government. The construction will commence before the Kumbh Mela 2015-16 in Nashik. We can now expect a hassle free track and a smooth ride very soon. This is surely great news for Nashikites and we hope the expectations are fulfilled.