Date of Publishing: 25 Jun 2012
The much needed flyover constructed by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) at Panvel was inaugurated on Thursday by Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiviraj Chavan. The 2.5 km long flyover is aimed to decongest the traffic snarls of Panvel in a distance of 3 km from Garden hotel to Hanuman temple on the old Pune Highway. In his speech Chavan exhorted motorists to drive responsively and safely. “We have six-lane road flyovers for smooth traffic movement. But the motorist should not forget that they need to drive responsibly within the speed limit,” Chavan said. He added, “Panvel is one of the fastest developing cities of Maharashtra and it has seen lots of development in terms of infrastructure in recent times. With the Konkan railway on one side and the network of roads on the other, Panvelkars have been offered very good transport facilities. The chief minister also applauded the efforts taken by the local bodies to ensure that the project was completed on time by ensuring proper rehabilitation of the project affected people (PAP). Raigad guardian minister Sunil Tatkare, Panvel MLA Prashant Thakur, MMRDA commissioner Rahul Ashthana and Navi Mumbai police commissioner AK Sharma were also present at the event.