There is a good news for the residents of Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) with the Executive Committee of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), headed by Swadhin Kshatriya, Chairman, Executive Committee, MMRDA and Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra on Monday being accorded administrative approval to construct two flyovers and a vehicular underpass.
they have also got the green light to conduct detailed reports for a couple of projects in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The Executive Committee also recommended road network improvement project at Chheda Nagar, Ghatkopar-East on the Eastern Express Highway to the Authority.
According to a MMRDA press release, the Executive Committee on Monday approved construction of a 4-lane 40-meter flyover with two approach roads of 180 and 220 meters at L&T Junction on Shil Phata-Mhape Road. The project includes concretization of 1 km long road with 3 lanes each for up and down traffic and providing for 6.5-km long service roads. The project will be constructed at a cost of Rs.47.50 crore.
The two flyovers proposed over Ghansoli Naka and Talawali Naka and at Savita Chemicals Junction along with a vehicular underpass at Mhape junction have also received committee’s approval. The 1.4-km long flyover running from Ghansoli Naka and Talawali Naka with 2+2 lanes (Rs.108.81 crore), the 600-meter long flyover at Savita Chemicals Naka with 2 lanes running in Thane-Belapur direction (Rs.26.54 crore) and the 500-meter long and 3-lane vehicular underpass (Rs.19.63 crore) at Mhape junction from Thane to Belapur will be constructed at a cost of Rs.155 crore.
“All the projects underline the priority given to transport and communication as far as the city is concerned. Connectivity will remain the center of all or any infrastructure development, for, that is the need of the hour”, said UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, and MMRDA.
Chheda Nagar traffic jam issue to be solved
The Executive Committee recommended – to the Authority – that road network improvement project to solve the traffic chaos being created by the innumerable vehicles assimilating at Chheda Nagar from the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road and the Eastern Freeway.
Both these roads provide hassle-free traffic movement only to be slowed down at Chheda Nagar, Ghatkopar-East. The proposal is to construct two flyovers and an elevated road to decongest Chheda Nagar. There will be a 680-meter long and 3-lane wide flyover (Rs.57.66 crore) from Sion towards Thane running parallel to the existing 3-lane flyover. Another 1240-meter long 2-lane flyover (Rs.94.39 crore) will run from above the existing Chheda Nagar flyover and carry traffic coming from Navi Mumbai towards Thane. Also planned is a 650-meter long and 2-lane elevated road (Rs.52.28 crore) to connect the existing Chheda Nagar flyover with Amar Mahal Junction flyover.
The Executive Committee gave its nod to appoint consultants to conduct techno-economic feasibility study and detail project report for the sub region of Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan including the region’s traffic habits and demand for public transport. The detail project report for the Navghar to Chirner multi-modal corridor has also been approved as this corridor could become the backbone of connectivity to Mumbai what with it connecting with NH-8, Bhiwandi bye-pass, NH-3, NH-4, NH-4B, Mumbai-Pune Expressway, NH17 and will develop growth centers at Virar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivli, Panvel and Uran.