Get set for No halting on Western Express Highway

In order to ensure that the four-lane route makes the journey faster between the two regions, MMRDA has been making constant efforts, which will cost the institution close to ₹100 crores

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The journey on the Western Express Highway is all set to become faster as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has taken a step towards making the ride seamless for Mumbaikars. MMRDA is planning to have no signals on the Highway, which will make the highway, a no-halt experience for the drivers.

The route on the Western Express Highway connecting Bandra and Borivali is a crucial 25-km stretch on which around 5,000 vehicles pass almost every hour. In order to ensure that the four-lane route makes the journey faster between the two regions, MMRDA has been making constant efforts, which will cost the institution close to ₹100 crores.

Alongside, MMRDA has also appointed globally-acclaimed advisors and experts to ensure that the construction stands out.

The ₹100 crore-fund will be used to build signboards, junction designs, lanes connecting the expressway to the flyovers, lane markings amongst various other things. Alongside, MMRDA added that they will use the fund to make the roads of the four-lane highway easier to ride on. The entire process is expected to take six months to complete. 

The Western Express Highway is spread across 11 lakh sq. metre and so far, MMRDA has issued tender for 5.8 lakh sq.  metre. Accordingly, the tender for the 4.8 lakh sq. metre area will be issued within a week's time.

Here are all the changes MMRDA will be making:

  • The center and sidewalks will be beautifully decorated with green walls and flooring.
  • The street lights will also be upgraded to high-quality light, which will reduce light pollution.
  • Ensure pedestrian bridges are made safer for travelling.
  • The walls will be painted in attractive colours.
  • There will be a charging station for e-vehicles, along with pre-installed toilets.
  • Anti-crash barriers will be installed on main roads and sidewalks.
  • All flyovers will be cleared and encroachments under the flyover will be removed.
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