Team Blitz India
MUMBAI: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has sanctioned Rs 600 crore for development of roads in VasaiVirar, the far western suburbs of Mumbai. This is expected to provide a significant to boost infrastructure development in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
As per plans, the MumbaiAhmedabad Highway, which passes through the Vasai-Virar region in Palghar district, will be concretised and widened to 12 lanes – a 110-km phase between Dahisar and Talasari. Besides, a 40-metre ring road within the corporation limits, and concretisation of the roads of five cities that connect from the highway among others, has also been approved.
Gadkari was in Vasai-Virar to attend a function organised by Vasai MLA Hitendra Thakur, the founder of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi. Nallasopara MLA Kshitiij Thakur; Boisar MLA Rajesh Patil, and former VVMC mayors Pravin Shetty, Rajeev Patil, and Narayan Mankar were also present on the occasion.
“The road works will considerably ease vehicular traffic woes people have to face during their daily commute,” Gadkari said. He also invited Thakur to visit Delhi to discuss more infrastructure projects. “The population of Vasai-Virar is increasing rapidly. As a result, vehicular traffic is also increasing.
Also, there has been a huge increase in traffic on the MumbaiAhmedabad highway. Considering all this, we had demanded that all the projects needed. to be completed at the earliest. Work on the said projects would begin in a month,” said Thakur.