Local residents like Irfan Shaikh from Mithanagar said while the flyover is being built, the tempo stand should be relocated elsewhere. Another resident Sandeep Shinde said crossing the chowk during peak hours has become a nightmare. He said labourers working on the flyover sleep by the roadside at night and they too must be shifted to prevent accidents.
Local corporator Aaarti Babar said, “The civic body has acquired some portions of defence land on the side margins of Kondhwa Road for constructing a service road. When work on the second column begins outside the tempo stand, we will request the operators to shift behind the fire brigade office near Inamdar Hospital. The tempo operators are ready to shift to the new place.“
Inspector Sandipan Sawant, in charge of Kondhwa traffic police, said, “The tempo stand is illegal, but whenever there are VVIP visits, we tell them to move out and they cooperate. The stand is not creating traffic congestion as of now.“
Source : TOI