WEH’S crawl of fame may end, your commute time likely to reduce soon GREEN NOD FOR BANDRA TO SEA LINK CONNECTOR
Plans to bring average speed of vehicles on highway to 30kmph from current 8-12kmph
It starts from Dahisar toll naka and extends up to Mahim junction
It is a crucial road city and carries a huge load of traffic The project aims to provide smooth traffic flow with signal-free junctions and access-controlled road
Width: Range of 76.2m to 61m Lanes: 5 + 5 (10 lanes) on the main carriageway Service road:
2+2 (4 lanes)
Service road length:
passenger car units (PCUS)
Santacruz Mahim junction Dahisar toll naka
vehicular underpasses (subways)
road-over bridge (ROB) MUMBAI : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) plan to build a new road connecting Bandra to the sea link received a nod from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) on Friday. The new road will reduce traffic snarls outside Lilavati Hospital, one of the busiest junctions in Bandra (West).
Currently, there are two ways to enter and exit Bandra — through SV Road via Jama Masjid and KC Road in front of Lilavati hospital. The road along Rangsharda Hotel at Bandra West leads to a dead end (nullah) before the sea link. The civic body has come up with a third alternative – a 120-meter-long two-way ramp over the nullah so the road along Rangsharda Hotel can meet the sea link – which has got the green nod. The tenders for the project were floated earlier this month, subject to environmental clearances. The estimated cost of the project is ₹3 crore.
In the absence of the connector, motorists from near Rangsharda hotel take a detour of 1.5km. The traffic snarls increase the travel time by 22 to 25 minutes, according to an official from the roads department who is working on the project. In 2016, the civic body demolished about 500 huts and reclaimed the land along the nullah beside Rangsharda hotel. “It has taken two years for green clearances to come through. The proposal will now been sent to the Environment Impact Assessment Committee for final approval and will start in two months,” said Sharad Ughade, assistant commissioner of H-west ward. Ashish Shelar, BJP MLA from the area said, “This project will reduce traffic congestion by 40%.”
EESHANPRIYA M S
Heavy traffic on the Western Express Highway at Jogeshwari on Friday. The service roads are utilised for parking and encroached upon by adjoining shops, which should be stopped, say experts.