Thane, Sep 29 (UNI) The State Government has decided to give a green signal to the long pending flyover at the Kapurbawdi junction in the city on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Thane Municipal Corporation, which falls on October 1.
The Kapurbawdi junction has been a perennial bottle neck for the highway traffic in the city.
Maharashtra Legislative Council Deputy Chairman Vasant Davkhare announced at a news conference here today that the Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh has directed the officials of the MSRDC to take up the work of the Kapurbawdi flyover on priority at the meeting of the MMRDA held at Mumbai on Friday. The cost of the flyover is around Rs 60 crore. Initially it was estimated to cost Rs 20 crore.
The issue had been hanging in the air since a long time and the elected members of the authority took up the issue strongly at the MMRDA meeting and pressed for its dire need.
The newly nominated member of the authority Mr Ram Patkar, President of the Kulgaon-Badlapur Municipal Council, who was present at the meeting and press conference, underlined the need for Monorail for the cities of Thane, Kalyan and Bhiwandi and said that it will be much cheaper than the Ring railway or the MANGLO.
He added that the members demanded an equal treatment on the lines of Mumbai for the surrounding towns and cities which were growing very rapidly.
Thane Municipal Commissioner Nandkumar Jantre was also present at the conference.