Mumbai Traffic Update: Bridge over Poisar river to reduce travel time

The BMC plans to complete the bridge in two years.

Mumbai Traffic Update: Bridge over Poisar river to reduce travel time

In order to provide seamless connectivity, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will construct a bridge over Poisar river in Kandivali (West) of western suburbs in the city.

For this, the the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has offered land to the civic body for construction of 30 meters long bridge towards Malad

The bridge has been proposed in BMC’s Development Plan – 2034 model. The bridge was planned keeping in mind the future growth of vehicles and the population in this area. Once constructed, it will be able to declutter this place by a good margin, said an official.


Kandivali and Malad are densely populated areas in the western suburbs. However, it does not have adequate road network to connect it with the commercial areas near the railway station or with areas across the Poisar river, which originates from Malad and extends northwards till Dahisar.

The new bridge will improve connectivity and will join the western side of the Kandivali station with the Poisar subway for which Mumbaikars need to currently take a longer route.


The proposed bridge would be 30 metres long and will have a 1.5-m-wide footpath that will be built keeping in mind features suitable for differently abled persons. The approach of the bridge will be 40 metres long.

Current status:

The BMC has appointed a contractor to carry out the structural audit of the structure. The contractor will examine the current condition of the pillars and based on the report, the civic body will take a decision on whether to reconstruct it or launch the girders.

The BMC had floated the idea of constructing the bridge many years ago, but owing to internal procedural rules, the civic body had to stop the project midway. Most of the substructures of the bridge, which include the pillars, have already been constructed and the girders are to be launched. Civic officials said that with the current phase, the entire project will be completed.


The BMC plans to complete the bridge in two years.



The estimated cost for completing the remaining works would be INR 6 crore. However, if the structure needs to be reconstructed, the cost may go up.

Meanwhile, former BJP corporator Kamlesh Yadav said that this will directly connect Janakalyan Nagar, ITI College and Atharva College. Traffic congestion on Marvey Road will also be reduced, as well as connecting the old link road and the new link road.

Kamlesh Yadav said that 7000 to 8000 students and 4000 citizens use this road daily from Valnai Mith Chowki Metro Station to Janakalyan Nagar, Atharva College, ITI College and Veer Bhagat Singh International School. At present, the residents of this place have to travel about 45 minutes via Marve Road. Once operational, this journey can be completed within 10 minutes.

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