Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

TB road has been one of the main roads of the city con­nect­ing Thane to var­i­ous nodes here. The road gained im­por­tance af­ter 1960 when the MIDC in­dus­trial belt was set up on its eastern side. Traf­fic on the road in­creased af­ter 1970 as the city of Navi Mum­bai was de­vel­oped.

Within a few years, the road was in­ad­e­quate of the ris­ing num­ber of ve­hi­cles. The road owned by Cidco and MIDC was also in pa­thetic state. Mo­torists had to spend over an hour to clear the 15 km stretch wast­ing time and money of the res­i­dents.

While the road was com­pleted, work in around 180 me­tre sec­tion of the road in Digha area could not be taken up due to en­croach­ments. The is­sue re­mained pend­ing for eight years due to le­gal is­sues and lo­cal op­po­si­tion.

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