The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started working on the proposed cycle track on the bank of Godavari river costing Rs 13.87 crore.
The civic body is also in the process of appointing a private agency for the project. The proposed track has already received the General Body Meeting’s (GBM) approval.
This is the first nine km long cycle track being developed between Prabhodhankar Thackeray garden and Kapila sangam (conflux) via Holkar bridge on the bank of the Godavari.
An NMC official said, “We are developing the first cycle track on the bank of Godavari as part of the beautification works project. The total project is estimated to cost Rs 13.87 crore. We have already started the process of appointing an agency to develop the cycle track and a tender has been floated for the purpose. We are expecting cycle track to be ready within a year.”
After a long pending demand from environmentalists and cyclists’ associations to develop the cycle track, the GBM gave an approval to the proposal. After which, the civic administration has finally floated a tender to develop that cycle track from the contractors registered with the central and state governments or semi-government departments. The pre-bid meeting would be held on August 3, while the last date for submitting the tender would be August 9. The tenders are to be opened on the same day. Thereafter, the civic administration will table the proposal for giving work orders.
The proposed cycle track on the bank of the Godavari River has gathered momentum now. The Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started working on the project and process to appoint a private agency.
The project, which is estimated to cost at Rs 13.87 crore, have already got General Body Meeting’s (GBM) approval and is expected to come up, shortly in the city. This will be the first nine kms long cycle track being developed in the stretch between Prabhodhankar Thackeray garden to Kapila sangam (conflux) via Holkar bridge on the bank of the Godavari River.