Mumbai: While inaugurating the Sahar Elevated Road, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar took potshots at MNS chief Raj Thackeray for taking up the toll issue as the elections are approaching, whereas Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan preferred keeping mum on the subject.

Speaking at the inauguration function, Pawar said, "There are some people who are raising the issue of toll just because elections are approaching. There is no harm in doing protest but it should not be done in such a way that it causes inconvenience to the common man."

Ajit Pawar
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar. File Pic

However, the chief minister avoided speaking on the toll issue and the MNS protests during the inauguration. Speaking to the media the CM said, "We have already asked them to come for a meeting."

The Sahar Elevated Road from the Western Express Highway will open for departing passengers from 2 pm onwards. Till that period, all departing passengers will use the existing Sahar road and take the up ramp near Ambassador Flight Kitchen to reach the new Terminal 2.

It has also been stated that for arriving passengers at new Terminal 2, the Sahar Elevated Access Road to Western Express Highway will start from 8 pm onwards. Till that period, the arriving passengers at New Terminal 2 will use the Sahar road for accessing the Western Express Highway.

T2 Terminal, Mumbai
Sahar Elevated Road. Pic/Sayed Sameer Abedi

“All departure and arrival passengers to old T2 shall continue to use the existing Sahar Road and current routes until old T2 is closed down for operations from tomorrow afternoon at 2 pm. From 8 pm onwards, access to Sahar Elevated Road will be completely operational,” according to an official release.

Adequate signage and additional personnel will be deployed for directing passengers and vehicles for ensuring safety.