Road linking Ajanta Caves to be hurdle-free before rains: PWD

Aurangabad, April 16 Despite scarcity of uncooked materials due to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, the Public Works Department is working to make the street linking Ajanta Caves to Aurangabad metropolis in Maharashtra hurdle-free before the forthcoming monsoon season, an official stated on Thursday.

The National Highway division of the Public Works Department (PWD) right here just lately obtained permission to proceed work on the 100-km Aurangabad-Sillod-Ajanta street stretch.

But because the provide of uncooked materials from different states has obtained interrupted due to the lockdown, the division has determined to perform the necessary works first to maintain the street motorable through the monsoon, a senior PWD official instructed PTI.

“Contractors are instructed to carry out works that will help smooth traffic movement from here. We are planning to make the road hurdle-free before monsoon,” he stated.

Last yr, the world well-known Ajanta Caves noticed a major decline in vacationer footfalls due to the unhealthy situation of the street linking Aurangabad metropolis to the UNESCO heritage website.

The street is being expanded from two to four-lane. One aspect of the four-lane street was supposed to be accomplished by final month. But, due to the enforcement of the lockdown, the work got here to a halt in mid-March.

The permission to resume work was granted to the division every week again, the official stated.

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