December 14, 2007,
NMMC Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik visited the site office of the contractor doing the concretization of the Thane Belapur Road along with NMMC officials to check the progress of work being carried out and reasons for delay.
The meeting started off with welcoming Standing Committee Chairman Sandeep Naik to the premises of TBR. Present along with during the meet was city engineer Mohan Dagaonkar. A round of discussion was held where Sandeep Naik quested every aspect of the further development of the Thane–Belapur road. The discussion topics were about new flyovers, underpasses, replacement of old drainage work at 30 locations, new foot-over bridge at Turbhe, Pawne and Chinchpada, de-stilling and street lighting.
The officials also put forth points to Sandeep Naik about the reasons in the delayed work one of which was the pending permission to divert traffic. The movement of heavy vehicles to and fro on the road was hampering and delaying work. Apart from that other issues like laying of Morbe water pipelines by NMMC, land for rehabilitation not handed over by MIDC and district collector were some other factors hindering construction work. After the presentation, Sandeep Naik visited the site and added that looking at the plans laid out, the construction work would soon be completed in two months. If indeed the concretization work does gets completed in another two months, commuters would soon breathe easy while traveling through this node.