Kherwadi flyover gets green light

Jan 28, 2013, 22:24 IST | A Correspondent

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Monday green lighted the construction of the flyover at Kherwadi Junction.

The MMRDA's Executive Committee headed by Chairman, Executive Committee, MMRDA, and Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra on Monday also decided to appoint consultants for noise mapping for the four flyovers on Dr Ambedkar Road.

“Kherwadi flyover will be a boon for the motorists travelling on the Western Express Highway. The 580-meter long and 25-meter wide flyover will provide great relief to the north-bound motorists, in turn, saving invaluable time n’ fuel”, said Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA.

The construction of the Kherwadi flyover has been awarded to M/s.J.Kumar for a tendered cost of rupees twenty one crore ninety six lakh which is expected to be complete within a period of eighteen months. The flyover will be constructed arm-by-arm, “To help provide more space for the commuters even during the construction activity and the traffic police will be able to maintain smooth sailing of vehicles through peak hours”, said Kawathkar further.

MMRDA also appointed M/s.Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi, as Consultants for noise mapping for the four flyovers on Dr.Ambedkar Road at Sion Hospital, King’s Circle-Tulpule Chowk, Hindamata Junction and Bharatmata-Lalbaug, “Especially in view of the fact that these flyovers pass through residential area”, concluded Kawathkar.

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