Two elevated road lanes in Mumbai were recently opened by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
According to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), they would lessen traffic congestion in the suburbs of Mumbai. A flyover from Mankhurd to Chhedanagar Junction towards Thane on Eastern Express Highway and an elevated corridor from Kapadia Nagar to Vakola Junction as part of the Santacruz Chembur Link Road (SCLR) extension project were opened for traffic after the inauguration.
According to MMRDA, the executing agency, the flyover at Chhedanagar junction is 1.23 km long and was built at a cost of ₹ 86 crore. It will allow one to travel from Navi Mumbai towards Thane without any traffic light halt.
The junction at Ghatkopar in eastern suburbs used to witness heavy traffic after the completion of SCLR and Eastern Freeway and hence, a total of three flyovers and one subway are being constructed as part of this project.
The SCLR flyover has already been made available for traffic. According to MMRDA, the 3.03 km long elevated corridor of SCLR expansion Phase-I will relieve traffic congestion in the Kurla and BKC area.
“MMRDA is aggressively completing and launching all the projects to provide world-class infrastructure to the citizens of Mumbai metropolitan Region,” says SVR Srinivas, metropolitan commissioner of MMRDA.