The public works department (PWD) has started mobilizing machinery to build a six-lane road on the Pune-Ahmednagar Highway. A 26 km stretch from Wagholi to Shikarapur will be completed by end of May. Residents in Wagholi and commuters using Pune-Ahmednagar highway can expect minimum traffic congestion.
PWD officials are planning to widen the road up to 3,300m, which covers up the Wagholi area. This will result in minimum traffic and a snarl-free route for the common public.
After several complaints by the local residents and commuters, PWD finally decided on this project. The cost for the same is estimated at Rs.219 crore, with the road being widened up to 7m; 3.5m on both sides of the lane.
The existing four-lane road going up to Ahmednagar was inadequate for regular commuters. Every other day, locals struggled to reach their respective destination on time. There is an increase in the number of vehicles in Wagholi which results in traffic congestion, causing inconvenience to the locals.
This initiative by PWD will help in managing traffic, the extreme right lane will open for through vehicles and two lanes on each side should suffice. Local residents are expecting fast development and hoping by the end of May there’ll be minimum traffic on the Wagholi-Shikarapur stretch. PWD officials promised to complete the project on a priority basis.