According to a senior MMRDA official, the feasibility study of the double-decker road has been completed. Soon the work of making its Detail Project Report (DPR) will be started. This will be Mumbai’s longest double-decker road, which will have 3-3 lanes for vehicular traffic on both sides. In the 154th meeting of the authority, this project to make Eastern Expressway traffic free has been approved. Once the elevated corridor is connected to the Eastern Freeway, vehicles will be able to travel from Thane to Ghatkopar at high speed without stopping.
With the construction of elevated corridor on the highway, the problem of heavy traffic between Mumbai-Thane will end. It will be easy for the motorists to reach Thane from Mumbai without any hindrance.
-SVR Srinivas, Commissioner (MMRDA)
the journey will be easy
The Eastern Expressway stretches from near Sion Junction to Majiwada Junction in Thane. Vehicles coming from the direction of Gujarat and Nashik enter Mumbai through this highway. Thousands of vehicles move through the highway every hour. During peak hours, vehicles have to face traffic jams at many junctions of the highway. The maximum number of vehicles can be seen at Chhedanagar Junction. In the last few years, the number of vehicles has increased rapidly, as a result, the problem of traffic jam is increasing with time.
MMRDA is working on several schemes simultaneously to make it easier for citizens to travel from one place to another in the MMR area. To fund the projects, the MMRDA has sought toll collection rights at all toll plazas in Mumbai from the government. People can reach every part of the MMR region within a few minutes. For this, Shivadi-Nhavaseva Trans Harbor Link Project, Shivadi-Worli Connector, Virar-Alibaug Corridor, Vasai-Bhayander Bridge, Coastal Road, Versova-Bandra Sea-Link and Bandra-Worli Sea-Link will be connected to each other.
why is it important
The 22 km long MTHL project connecting Mumbai to Navi Mumbai is almost 90 per cent complete. Vehicular movement is expected to start on MTHL by the end of this year or early next year. Vehicles coming from MTHL to Mumbai will reach Ghatkopar from Shivdi in a few minutes via the Eastern Freeway. With the arrival of more vehicles on the Eastern Expressway in a short time, the traffic problem on the highway may take a more severe form in future. In such a situation, the double decker route will prove to meet the needs of the future.
The problem of heavy traffic will end
MMRDA commissioner S.V.R. Srinivas said that with the construction of the elevated corridor on the highway, the problem of heavy traffic between Mumbai-Thane would end. It will be easy for the motorists to reach Thane from Mumbai without any hindrance.
: Language Inputs
This post is sourced from newspapers, magazines and third-party websites. For more information please check NewsDay Express Disclaimer.