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