After public feedback,Army pulls down Right Flank Road wall

Serves no purpose as another constructed on the other end of road

Written by Express News Service | Pune | Published: July 17, 2013 2:56 am

The Local Military Authority on Sunday demolished the wall they had constructed on Right Flank Road in Wanowrie after residents opposed it citing that it caused inconvenience to commuters. However,the demolition served no purposes as a similar wall was constructed on the other end of the road.

“The Army authorities have constructed another wall and the vehicles still cannot pass through the road. Why did the authorities pull down the wall if they had to construct another wall?,” asked Mohsin Shaikh,a resident.

Vinod Mathurawalla,former member,PCB,said,“The Army has constructed the wall citing security of patients in Command Hospital. We have requested the Army authorities to reconsider their decision.”

In reply to a query by Newsline,HQ Southern Command said the wall on the Right Flank Road was constructed to ensure safety of patients at the Command Hospital. The wall was relocated on the basis of feedback from the public. “To mitigate the problem faced by

commuters,it was decided to shift the wall on Sunday. The wall is being relocated after taking public feedback into consideration,” read the reply.

It added,“A notice of one month was given to residents and traffic police prior to undertaking the construction. During the initial stages of the construction,one road was opened for the residents of Wanowrie bazaar. However,the residents said it led to heavy congestion in the bazaar.”

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