The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) standing committee on Monday approved the civic administrations proposal seeking sanction to the revised construction cost of the much-awaited flyover at Swargate. The decision was taken after the Maharasthra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) assured to reduce the cost from Rs 157 crore to Rs 145 crore.
The members had objected to the revised construction cost submitted by MSRDC. The administration was directed to study the estimate and urge MSRDC to reduce the cost. The corporation agreed to reduce the cost by Rs 12 crore, said Vishal Tambe,chairperson of the standing committee.
He said the MNS corporators opposed the proposal and urged the civic administration to construct the flyover on its own.
The civic body has already sanctioned Rs 40 crore for the project after the ruling alliance backed MSRDC to construct the flyover, he said.
Meanwhile,the committee also approved Rs 30 crore to construct a pumping station at Mundhwa where used water will be recycled and discharged in the river as per an agreement with the irrigation department.