WITH the aim of promoting pedestrianisation in the area around CST station among other areas, municipal commissioner issued several directives to the local ward office on Tuesday.
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Meanwhile, additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Deshmukh has written to the collector of Mumbai city, Ashwini Joshi, to handover the land required for widening of Hazarimal Somani Road on Tuesday.
Even though the A ward officials had approached Joshi several months ago and even conducted a joint survey with the collectorate officials, the collector has been silent on the issue. “We have asked her many times but have not received any response. The tendering process for one half of the road is complete, while the other one is under process and we need to start the work as soon as possible,” said a civic official.
The letter said apart from widening of the road, the project includes construction of a pedestrian pathway and an artistic heritage canopy above it. Deshmukh, in his letter, added that the project was a priority for the civic body since “the construction of the pedestrian pathway will give a big relied to lakhs of pedestrians commuting from Churchgate to CST”.
The entire project of the road widening will need a total of 5,801 square metre of land which currently is under the collector’s jurisdiction.