VOLUME OF TRAFFIC RISES
In 1989, at the time of construction of JNPT, the Karal Phata bridge was constructed on the railway tracks. JNPT was the only container port at the time in the area and the traffic was less.
The Karal Phata area witnesses huge traffic snarls due to the increasing number of vehicles every day — around 8,000 heavy vehicles go to and fro JNPT every day. Light vehicles in the area too is growing rapidly. The proposed flyover is expected to ensure smooth traffic in the region.