July 6, 2022

Other folks commuting from Vasai to Kalyan and Bhiwandi in jam packed trains or by way of street amidst heavy visitors congestion can quickly heave a sigh of aid. After prolonged delays the paintings for the a lot awaited multi hall Inland Water Shipping (IWT) device has no longer handiest cleared all bureaucratic hurdles however has in any case won a inexperienced sign from the central and state executive government.

Native parliamentarian- Rajan Vichare and legislator- Geeta Jain who have been following-up at the factor for the previous couple of years launched into a ship adventure on Sunday to investigate cross-check the websites the place 4 jetties had been proposed for the IWT services and products. The undertaking was once in the beginning deliberate in 2016, however had persisted to stay at the drawing forums because of loss of clearances.

Ten jetties including- Vasai, Mira-Bhayandar, Ghodbunder, Naglabunder, Kolshet, Kalher, Paarsik, Anjur Dive, Dombivli and Kalyan are at the anvil within the first section of the of the multi corridor-IWT device. On the other hand, paintings on 4 out of the 10 jetties including-Mira- Bhayandar, Kalshet, Kalher and Dombivali will start in an instant.

The 4 jetties will likely be constructed at a price of round Rs. 100 crore which will likely be shouldered by way of the central and state executive similarly. The state executive has already made budgetary allocations for the undertaking. Vichare and Jain who have been accompanied by way of senior officials from the Maritime Board additionally inspected the previous railway bridge which runs over the creek and connects Bhayandar with Naigaon.

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Mentioned to be in a rickety state, the 60-year-old bridge which additionally carries water-pipelines to the Panju Island may no longer handiest create stumbling blocks to the water-way direction, however the moving of pipelines envisages bills amounting Rs. 12 crore. On the other hand efforts have been directly to unravel the problem by way of looking for the intervention of the railway ministry, officers mentioned.

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Printed on: Monday, March 14, 2022, 06:20 PM IST