The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has chalked out a Rs 8 crore project to build cement roads at Transport Nagar, Loha Mandi, Gadhi Adda, Luniyapura, Warehouse Road (near Hathipala) and Chandrabhaga.
“People frequently complain that warehousing and transport sectors in the City have not achieved their true potential owing to bad roads. The proposed road-building project is aimed at rectifying this problem,” declared Mayor-in-Council (MiC) member in charge of public works Lalit Porwal. The construction of the cement roads would be funded by the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), he added.
A detailed project report (DPR) for the project is currently being readied and the proposal will be forwarded to the State Government once the document is ready.
Porwal also announced that work would shortly commence on a road connecting Rajwada to Regal Square to be completed at a cost of Rs 20 lakh. “The road will be tapered to ensure that it isn’t flooded during the rains,” he said.
It may be recalled that the proposal to build a road linking Rajwada to Regal Crossing was mooted over eight years ago during Madhukar Verma’s tenure as Indore Mayor. After the BJP came to power, however, the project was put on the backburner until it was revived by Mayor Uma Shashi Sharma recently.