March 19, 2016 - Lodha Palava

21km flyover in MMR to ease traffic congestion

The state government has envisaged an elevated corridor of 21 km–probably one of the longest ones in the world–in the Mumbai metropolitan region (MMR).

21km flyover in MMR to ease traffic congestion.The flyover is considered as the first step towards building the multi-crore Mumbai Nagpur super-highway that will start near Kalyan.

The flyover will make traveling from Shil Phata to Kalyan, Dombivli, Bhiwandi, Ambernath and Mumbra faster. The state has also promised to invest Rs 4600 crore in road projects. Water transport between Mumbai, Nerul and Mandwa near Alibaug has also got a shot in the arm.The state announced an allocation of another Rs 63 crore for Mandwa for the project.Maritime board and Cidco has started allied work at Ferry Wharf and Nerul. The facility will help people transport their vehicles on boats from one end to another.

The state government and the Center have jointly decided to construction a six-lane Mumbai-Nagpur super-highway at a cost of more than Rs 35,000 crore, which promises to facilitate travel between the two cities in 11hours. Maharashtra finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said the state has adopted a policy of build-operate-transfer for augmenting motorways to two and four-lanes through state participation and private investment. “In 2016-17 under the scheme, a sum of Rs 550 crore will be the state’s share. A 21000 km stretch of state highways and 50,000 km of district roads will be modernized during the next eight years,“ he said. For some projects, we will consider raising funds through bonds, he added.

Reference :  The Times of India (Mumbai)

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