The city corporation has done marking and survey work again at various roads in the city which include Ramdev Galli, Ramling Khind galli. Marking on other roads Kanda Market, Raviwar peth, Kalmath road will done in the coming days.
However before the marking is done no permission has been taken from the Master plan committee formed by the corporation. Infact it was said all the decisions of road widening would be taken after consultation of this committee but the same has not happened said Councilor Sarita Patil.
Roads for road widening –
Mensi Galli – 40 feet
Jati math- Hemukalani Circle Ramling Khind galli – 60 feet
Ramdev Galli – 45 feet
Sheetal Hotel to Mali Galli – 30 feet
Chavat Galli to Kaliagaar Galli – 40 feet
Residents and shop owners say that the corporation is saying that the encroachments would be demolished in some time. But Residents/shop owners said the buildings in which we are doing business were built before 1950, and how is that our structures are now called as encroachments. Above all no notices have been sent to any property owner as of now. So without any notice in writing how can someone just inform orally and demolish our building, said shop owners and residents.
No one is against development but the same must be done according to the law. A few shop owners also question the timing of the road widening now at the juncture of commencement of the monsoon. As the structures are very old and almost all built with load bearing it wouldn’t be easy to repair them as well.
Shop owners/residents also say what is the guarantee that after road widening hawkers will not intrude on the roads, and sighted examples of Kade Bazar and Ganpat galli where even after road widening it made no difference due to hawkers on the street.