Shiradi Ghat to open for traffic in July: MP

Shiradi Ghat to open for traffic in July: MP

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLA Sanjeeva Matandoor inspect the concreting work on Shiradi Ghat stretch on NH 75.

The work on the second phase of Shiradi Ghat is in full swing and the road will be thrown open for the vehicular movement in the first week of July, said MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.

Speaking to reporters after inspecting the work from Addahole to the border of Shiradi on Tuesday, he said the 12.38-km road from Kempuhole to Addahole is being taken up at a cost of Rs 74 crore.

There are 77 stormwater drains on the stretch, of which the work on 74 drains has been completed.

The work on three bridges is in progress. It will take at least 20 days to complete the work, he said.

He said that the contractor had to complete the road in 15 months. The work was commenced in January 2018. The rain in the last 15 days has hampered the work.

To facilitate the work, the movement of vehicles on the stretch was prohibited. The villagers have cooperated.

“I have spoken to the engineers to allow the movement of school vehicles in the morning and evening from Gundya to Addahole," he said.

The work contract has been entrusted to Ocean Construction India Pvt Ltd. The contractor had procured the latest machine worth Rs 7.5 crore from Germany when the first phase of the work was started in 2015.

For the second phase of the work, the contractor has procured machines worth Rs 10 crore from Germany.

The contractor had also purchased the Texture Curing Machine (TCM) 180. With the machine, the process of concrete curing is made easier which in turn helped in the early completion of the work.

Fullfledged bus stand

The MP said that public has brought to his notice of lack of public toilet in Gundya.

The engineer has been directed to construct a full-fledged bus stand with a toilet facility, under MPLAD.

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