The 5 Incredible Highways that will Completely Change the Face of Mumbai

It cannot be denied that Mumbaikars are much more used to the “never” word when it comes to infrastructure projects. A lot of projects have been heard by the people which were not at all implemented. Having said that, there have been recently different initiatives from the infrastructure and transport department which have enhanced the commuting woes within the city.

1. Eastern Freeway:

Source: http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/getimage.dll?path=MMIR/2013/06/14/10/Img/Pc0100200.jpg

Source: http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Repository/getimage.dll?path=MMIR/2013/06/14/10/Img/Pc0100200.jpg

The Mumbai eastern freeway is actually 16.8 km long which is specifically designed for the high speed vehicles and the traffic congestion developed within Fort in South Mumbai and the Eastern Express Highway present in Ghatkopar.

  •  Features of Eastern freeway:

The Eastern Freeway is actually constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan region Development Authority and the whole project is funded by the central government. The project is going to be completed within 3 phases.

The first phase is a 12 km stretch starting from the fort to Anik depot, the second will be a 5 km phase which incorporates Anik to Panjarpol, Panjarpol to Mankhurd and then to Ghatkopar within the eastern highway.

2. Santacruz-Chembur Link Road:

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Santa-Cruz-Chembur-Link-Road-thrown-open-to-motorists/articleshow/33896583.cms

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Santa-Cruz-Chembur-Link-Road-thrown-open-to-motorists/articleshow/33896583.cms

Since the city is geographically vertical, the Santacruz-Chembur link road is being developed for the improvement of east-west connectivity within the city. This will be a 6.45 km long road which runs along the East Skirting Vidyanagari Campus. This is a six lane road which comprises of India’s first Double Decker flyover.

3. Sahar Elevated access road:

Sorce: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/sahar-elevated-rd-to-open-on-feb-12/15080087

Sorce: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/sahar-elevated-rd-to-open-on-feb-12/15080087

The Sahar elevated access road is a connection with the Western Express Highway to the terminal T2 of the famous airport of India known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. This one is 3.3 Km long road which includes an underpass.

  • Benefits of Sahar road

It is specifically created for the vehicles of the Western Express Highway, underpass, a pedestrian subway, ramps and a tunnel which makes a connection to the terminal and highway. The access roads comprises of 2 exit points and 4 entry points. This will make it really easy for the travelers who have to travel through the congested road every day for reaching the T2 terminal of Chhatrapati Shivaji airport.

4. Bandra Kurla Complex flyover:

Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/north-arm-of-kherwadi-flyover-opened-cm-lays-foundation-for-bkc-eeh-road-link/

Source: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/north-arm-of-kherwadi-flyover-opened-cm-lays-foundation-for-bkc-eeh-road-link/

It has been approved by the MMRDA that four flyovers will be constructed within the Bandra Kurla complex, and along with the flyovers a separate road will be constructed for clearing the daily rush. It is a fact that more than 12000 cars crowd within the BKC junction and the flyovers will make it easy for reaching the Sea Link from BKC.

5. Advantage for the motorists:

Source: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/santacruz-chembur-link-road-lack-of-signage-confuses-motorists-on-day-1/15239088

Source: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/santacruz-chembur-link-road-lack-of-signage-confuses-motorists-on-day-1/15239088

The motorists who do get stuck in traffic at kalanagar while returning from Dharavi will be benefitted by the flyover. The overall length of the two, double lane flyovers is 1888 meters. The flyovers that are running from Dharavi towards the Western Express Highway shall be joining the flyover running from BKC within the second level. There is going to be a three lane flyover that connects the flyovers reaching WEH.

If there are some other vantage points that you think will make for better transportation in the city, please bring them to our notice by writing in to us or sharing your feedback here.

Let’s help make Mumbai the best city in not only India but the entire world.

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