While the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has prepared a plan to decongest the Kalanagar junction by construction of flyover and an underpass, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) on Thursday pointed out that the Kalanagar junction has become extremely chaotic and dangerous after some changes were made two years ago.
Aaditya Thackeray tweeted about the same on Thursday also hinting out that necessary improvements needs to be done to address the problem.
Thackeray tweeted three tweets about the same which are as below.
The Kalanagar junction is an absolute mess, specially after changes were made 2 years ago. Extremely chaotic and dangerous.— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) November 19, 2015
I request the relevant depts to look into it. Also set up an enquiry of who made the changes and why. It cannot be left to its own destiny— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) November 19, 2015
Kalanagar junction has wrongly coordinated signals, traffic backlog and chaos. The changes have made it worse. Get back to old ways there— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) November 19, 2015
MMRDA would soon start the construction of four flyovers at the busy Kalanagar Junction on the Western Express Highway (WEH) and BKC junction.
It should be noted that not all the flyovers will be constructed at one go as this will create a lot of chaos and traffic jam and so one flyover will be constructed at one time.
It should be noted that the MMRDA executive committee has already approved construction of four flyovers. At present huge traffic jam takes place at Kalanagar junction during morning and evening peak hours. The worst affected traffic areas are the Sion Bandra Link Road, BKC Road, and WEH stretch going towards Bandra and Mahim.
Four flyovers and a road project details
The MMRDA authority has already approved four flyovers and a road to clear the daily rush-hour traffic chaos in the Bandra-Kurla Complex and Kalanagar junction.
According to a survey conducted it has come to light that every hour on an average more than twelve thousand cars crowd BKC junction and this traffic problem will be saved by constructing four flyovers and a road. There will be a flyover each to reach the Sea Link from BKC and to BKC from the Sea Link.
The motorists who at present get stuck in traffic at Kalanagar while coming from Dharavi will also get the benefit of the two flyovers that would be constructed .The total length of these two 2-lane flyovers is 1,888 meters.
The flyover running from Dharavi towards Western Express Highway (WEH) will join the flyover running from BKC at the second level and there will be a 3-lane flyover connecting the flyover reaching WEH. This flyover will be 2,920 meters long. It should be noted that the authority has also sanctioned construction of a 300-meter long and 12-feet wide road running through the government land to streamline the traffic from Dharavi to Sea Link.The cost for constructing four flyovers and a road is estimated at Rs.227 crore.