After missing deadline, BMC plans to open cycle track in Mulund in December

Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 16:43 IST | A Correspondent | Mumbai

The ambitious project of having a 33 km-long cycling network for Mumbaikars is yet to take off completely as encroachments along the pipeline continues to cause a hurdle

The ambitious project of having a 33 km-long cycling network for Mumbaikars is yet to take off completely as encroachments along the pipeline continues to cause a hurdle. After missing the Diwali deadline to start a part of the cycling track along the Tansa Pipeline in Mulund, the BMC is planning to ready the stretch by December 31. The new cycling path is expected to be around 1.5 km-long.

The BMC has been clearing encroachments along the pipeline for the cycle track

Also Read: Mumbai: Idli Vendor Saws Off BMC Railing To Improve Business, Held

In order to keep the area around the water pipelines encroachment free, the civic body had proposed a cycling track, which has been stuck owing to several encroachments. The project is estimated to cost around R300 crore. On a pilot basis, the civic body had announced that it would be opening a one-km-long stretch from Mulund boundary of the Tansa pipeline to Silverbell CHS by Diwali.

However, work on the track has far from begun. When contacted, Additional Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Mukherjee, said, "The stretch will be ready by December 31."

Sign up for all the latest news, top galleries and trending videos from Mid-day.com

Subscribe
NEXT STORY
This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK