In order to decongest traffic jam at the border of Mumbai Thane district Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has upgraded the 2+2 lane railway Over Bridge to 4+4 lane at Kopri in Thane city
In order to decongest traffic jams at the border of Mumbai, Thane district, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has upgraded the 2+2 lane railway Over Bridge to 4+4 lane at Kopri in Thane city.
The bridge was inaugurated on Thursday by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.
A communique informed that the entire cost of 784 meters long and 37.04 metre wide bridge has been borne by MMRDA. The bridge portion over the railway crossing is constructed by Central Railway for which MMRDA funded them.
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The vehicular traffic coming from 5+5 lane Eastern Express Highway on 2+2 lane Kopri bridge is maximum during the peak hours. Kopri becoming bottle neck during peak hours, because of which crossing Kopri bridge was a tough task. After the widening of Kopri bridge the border of Mumbai-Thane district will become traffic congestion free, and also benefits small and heavy both types of vehicles on the Eastern Expressway.
This project includes construction of 40 metre long and 21.2 metre wide 2+2 lane Vehicular Underpass connecting Naupada junction to Dnyansadhana college and Proposed new Kopri station. Also constructed FOB facility for pedestrians to cross the eastern express highway. "Improvement of Box Nalla at Chikhalwadi area, which will provide drainage facility of storm water drain from existing Chikhalwadi nalla to Sathewadi Nalla."
"Kopri Bridge is an imperative link connecting Mumbai and Thane districts. As the old bridge was narrow, caused heavy traffic jam on both sides of EEH. Motorists was taking 30 to 40 mins to cover few meters during peak hours. Due to the new wide bridge, the passengers will now save their precious time and fuel. Along with this, there will be a big reduction in the traffic at Three Hat Naka as well," said SVR Srinivas, Metropolitan Commisioner, MMRDA.