Sion Flyover bridge to remain shut today, brace yourself for more traffic

Sion Flyover bridge to remain shut today, brace yourself for more traffic

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is conducting repair works on the Sion flyover. While the flyover was supposed to remain partially open for vehicular traffic, MSRDC, on Sunday declared that the flyover will directly open on Tuesday morning. Due to this, the drivers will have to face congestion while commuting via the route.

Various passengers have already expressed disappointment over the traffic caused in the area due to the repair works:

A user wrote,

"Closing of Sion flyover is turning into a nightmare for residents staying in Jain Society, all traffic passing through the bye lanes of the society at crazy speeds including heavy vehicles, there are several temples, schools, colleges in the society."

MSRDC, which undertook the work on Friday morning, was supposed to open the flyover for traffic at 5 am on Monday. But later, the officials declared that they will re-open the flyover on Tuesday morning.

Another user told the Twitterati that despite advised diversions, the traffic continued near Sion Flyover,

A Twitter handle questioned the quality of work and said,

"In Past have seen the conditions of new flyovers after handing over, its so filthy, no finishing touches, no quality, how does the BMC accept such shoddy work... corruption??"

An official from MSRDC told a leading daily, “There are some incomplete works to be done within the first block which we will complete on Monday.”

MSRDC has permission for an eight-week traffic block from the Mumbai Traffic Police. After this block, the flyover is scheduled to be shut for traffic between 10:00 pm on Thursdays and 6:00 am on Mondays for seven weeks.

On Friday, February 14, as the block came into effect, massive traffic snarls were reported towards Dadar from Thane. With the Sion Flyover being a crucial bridge between the city and the Eastern Express Highway, the commuters on the route are posed with a daily hassle now.

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