MMRDA to partially fund Belapur-Thane coastal road
`5,038-CR PROJECT NMMC readies blueprint for project, which will be completed in two stages
The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation’s plan for a 27-km-long, eight-lane coastal road from Belapur to Thane got shot in the arm as the MMRDA assured member of Parliament (MP) Rajan Vichare to share half of the project cost.
The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) will also be approached to allocate funds.
He held a meeting with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority commissioner, UPS Madan, on Thursday to take stock of developmental projects being undertaken by the planning body.
“The estimated project cost is Rs5,038 crore. The NMMC, naturally, cannot bear the full cost. Hence, I have requested the MMRDA commissioner to allocate funds for the project,” the MP said.
The project aims to rid the cities of traffic snarls and decongest roads by building alternative routes.
“The NMMC has prepared a blueprint for the project, which will be completed in two stages. In the first phase, 10.5-km-long road from Belapur to Vashi will be built while the second phase will see construction of 16.5-km-long road from Vashi to Thane,” Vichare said. The second phase of the project will see construction of 16.5-km-long road from Vashi to Thane.
The NMMC had already made a presentation of the plan to Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority, he said.
Besides the coastal road
project, the MP discussed other MMRDA projects on the Thane Belapur road in the meeting and was disappointed with the slow pace of work, inconveniencing commuters and
motorists. However, he hailed the speed at which development works in Navi Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Ambernath and Badlapur are being carried out by the civic body.
Sanjay Desai, NMMC executive engineer, Tube, MMRDA chief engineer, Surve, Nagargoje, executive engineer, among others, were present in the meeting.