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Elevated roads over WEH and EEH on the cards

The state government has proposed the plan in order to prevent vehicles from entering or leaving from Mumbai to merge with the city’s traffic

Elevated roads over WEH and EEH on the cards
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The state government is planning to propose a plan for tackling Mumbai’s growing traffic. The plan is to construct elevated roads over the Western Express Highway (WEH) and Eastern Express Highway (EEH). The highways in-charge, the Public Works Department (PWD) has appointed consultants to study the feasibility of the proposed project and to chalk out a detailed plan for it.

The elevated roads are proposed to be built over the entire length of the highways- Dahisar Toll Naka to Bandra on the 26.5km WEH and Mulund Toll Naka to Sion on the 23.5km on EEH. The elevated roads will have entry and exit ramps at key locations.

The idea of the proposed plan is to effectively deal with the increasing traffic in the city and prevent vehicles from entering or leaving from Mumbai from merging with the city’s traffic.

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Apart from the two highways, the PWD is working on repairing existing SV Road, LBS Marg and Link road and carrying out improvements.
According to a senior officer, the estimated cost of this project is around ₹2,000 crore. The Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) is likely to carry out the project, where the government and a private player share a percentage of cost and risk.

PWD officials are also working out the details for the construction of elevated roads over the Metros and flyovers. The department is to present the proposal to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and PWD minister Chandrakant Patil soon.

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