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Two flyovers, elevated road to ease Chheda Nagar congestion

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has floated tenders to appoint project management consultants for the proposed Traffic Improvement Scheme at Chheda Nagar junction in Ghatkopar (East). The scheme includes construction of two flyovers and an elevated road at a cost of Rs. 205 crore to ease flow of traffic at Chheda Nagar junction, where traffic congestion during peak hours is a long-standing complaint of motorists.

The civic body plans to construct a 680-metre-long, three-lane flyover from Sion to Thane that would run parallel to the existing three-lane flyover at an estimated cost of Rs. 57.66 crore. Another 1,240-metre-long, two-lane flyover costing Rs. 94.39 crore has been planned to run above the existing Chheda Nagar flyover and will carry traffic coming from Navi Mumbai towards Thane.

The elevated road will be 650 metres in length with two lanes and will connect the existing Chheda Nagar flyover with the Amar Mahal Junction flyover. This elevated road is estimated to cost close to Rs. 52.28 crore. This project will benefit motorists travelling on the Eastern Express Highway towards Thane, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, Pune and Goa.

Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA, said, “We have undertaken this project to get rid of 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 (E).”

The bids are likely to be finalised and tenders are expected to be awarded by July-end.



Proposed Traffic Improvement Scheme will cost Rs. 205 crore, and tenders have been floated




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