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CR to soon connect LTT and SCLR bridge with a staircase

Passengers travelling from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) will soon be able to directly reach Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) as Central Railway (CR) has recently stated that it will construct a staircase connecting the two points

CR to soon connect LTT and SCLR bridge with a staircase
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Commuters travelling from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) will soon be able to directly reach Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) as Central Railway (CR) has recently stated that it will construct a staircase connecting the two points. Moreover, this staircase will also be connected to all the Foot Over Bridges (FOBs) of all platforms. The tender for the construction has been floated by the CR authorities and it is expected to be functional by the end of 2020. 

As per plans, the staircase will help save time and will also be useful for passengers heading to Nehru Nagar and Kurla railway station.

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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) recently mentioned that the work of the much-awaited Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) extension and the Bandra-Vakola elevated flyover will be completed by the end of 2020. 45 per cent of the project is complete and the extension will be accessible to Mumbaikars by the end of this year. 

The project was introduced with an aim to reduce traffic congestion at Bandra Kurla Complex, which is one of the city's commercial hubs. The 3,500 metres long extension of Santacruz-Chembur Link Road, which will start from Kapadia junction and end at the Western Express Highway (WEH), will reduce traffic congestion at Kurla. 

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The Santacruz-Chembur Link Road is a ₹481 crores project and will be a four-lane flyover. Whereas, the 1,200 metres elevated BKC-Vakola road will have two lanes and is expected to cost ₹264 crores. 

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Similarly, MMRDA is also building two flyovers— one from BKC to the Sea Link which will be 714 metres and the other 640 metres from the Sea Link to BKC— to decongest BKC junction and Kalanagar junction on the Western Express Highway (WEH).

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