Tarun Bharat has made a story stating that the century old Over bridge which starts from Gogte Circle and ends at Maratha Mandir will be closed for all kinds of traffic from September 21 and the demolition work will begin after which the new 4 lane bridge would be built.
As the RoB would be closed all kinds of traffic the entire traffic will have to go via Congress road. Citizens going to Vadgaon, Hindwadi, Shahpur and that side will have to make use of Congress road and turn at Railway gate No.1 or 2.
The entire stretch of Khanapur road from Maratha Mandir would be blocked.
Name of work: Londa-Miraj section – Construction of ROB 2 x 36.00m bow string girder for railway span and approach with RE panel/Retaining wall for 4 line traffic and dismantling existing ROB No.126A at Km. 610/000-610/100 at Belagavi station yard and providing Superstructure 1 x 24.00m composite girder for two lane traffic at bridge No.2 (ROB)at Km:560/300-400 near Londa station. Duly dismantling in Existing Bridge 2 (ROB)
Value of work : Rs. 14,36,41,973/-
Completion period : 18 months
Contract Awarded to M/s KRISHI INFRATECH
Some points to Ponder upon by the Civic authorities:
The Congress road is in a dilapidated state and when all the traffic is diverted as there is not other alternative, the road will from worse to worst.
So the Congress road needs to repaired before the the said RoB work can commence otherwise it will be a chaotic mess.
The Police will have to be placed round the clock at First, second and third gate and when the gate is blocked for the trains to pass be sure to have long Traffic snarls.
Currently the Corporation is spending about 98 lakhs to put new pavers on the side of Congress road but no one is eager to get the road repaired, even when sources have said that the contract for relaying Congress road has been passed.
The time duration required for the RoB to complete is 18 months, so even if we assume all goes on time, the next 18 months all the traffic will be diverted from Congress road, so for the next 18 months relaying the said road would cause more traffic jams, so the authorities on priority will have to look into this and get the same repaired.
But we as all know, this is Government work, and the left hand does not know what the right is doing, and hence lack of co-ordination between the authorities will make the life of the commuters miserable.
Each city needs development and the new RoB when done will be very helpful but until then be prepared to experience some great Traffic on Congress road.