The Patripool bridge on the Kalyan-Shilphata stretch in Thane can be closed from 10 pm to five am until August 24. Thane site visitors police needed to announce this choice following the work of laying girders for the brand new parallel bridge.
In a notification issued on Wednesday night, Thane site visitors police stated for the reason that work of laying girders for the parallel bridge needed to be executed, the prevailing Patripool bridge, which is getting used, will stay closed throughout night time hours.
The 104-year-old Patripool bridge in Kalyan was dismantled in November 2018 earlier than the Maharashtra State Highway Improvement Company (MSRDC) took up the work of the brand new bridge. A number of deadlines have been introduced for the completion of the bridge. Nonetheless, none of them was met. Commuters and activists have been complaining in regards to the delay in constructing the brand new bridge as they face site visitors snarls on the prevailing Patripool bridge.
The brand new deadline set by the MSRDC for the completion of the venture is August-end.
The work of the brand new Patripool bridge acquired a lift in Might this 12 months because the MSRDC officers deliberate to make use of the lockdown interval to finish the venture.
“The bridge will stay shut because the work of laying girders can be undertaken. The prevailing bridge can be used to park the crane that can raise the girders and lay it for the brand new bridge. We’ve got given different routes which ought to be adopted to keep away from any kind of congestion on the web site,” stated Amit Kale, deputy commissioner of site visitors police, Thane.
As per the notification from Thane police, heavy automobiles taking the Kalyan-Shil highway won’t allowed entry at Rajnouli chowk at Bhiwandi naka and can be diverted to Khategaon toll naka-Mumbra bypass highway.
Small automobiles taking the Shil highway won’t be allowed entry at Durgadi chowk and can be diverted to Adharwadi chowk-Khadakpada chowk-Waldhuni bridge-Kalyan east.
Automobiles coming from Kalyan Nagar route won’t be allowed entry at Subhash chowk and can be diverted from Netaji chowk to Waldhuni bridge. These automobiles main in direction of Patripool bridge from Kalyan-Shilphata stretch won’t be allowed entry from Suchak naka.
Work on the most-awaited new, two-lane Patripool bridge got here to a halt on March 23 after the lockdown to battle Covid-19 pandemic was imposed. Nonetheless, it was resumed by April 2 with minimal staff on the web site.
An officer from MSRDC , who didn’t want to be named, stated, ”The work for laying girders will take 5 days. It is going to be executed throughout night time hours whereas isn’t any site visitors motion.”