Pune Nine years gone and the 140-km stretch of the Pune-Satara highway is still incomplete, with contractor, Reliance Infra, seeking yet another extension till June 30, with the existing deadline ending on March 31.
The National highway authority of India (NHAI) has urged the district collector of Pune to now intervene and ensure the project is completed.
Residents from Kikav and Khed-Shivapur are demanding that the width of an underpass on the stretch be increased from the proposed 12 metres to 30 metres, leading to the latest delay.
“Of 140 km we have completed 132 km. The 30-metre width of the underpass extension is not in our project plan. Hence, the project is delayed,” Suhas Chitnis, project director, NHAI, said. Read More