Ghatkopar-Mankhurd flyover to be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Several suggestions were made by political parties, however, the controversy over the name finally ended.

Ghatkopar-Mankhurd flyover to be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

The controversy over the name of the flyover between Ghatkopar and Mankhurd has finally ended and the officials have taken a decision to name this flyover after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. As per reports, the decision was taken unanimously in the meeting with the Architecture Committee.

The flyover has been constructed on Veer Jijamata Bhosale Marg in Mumbai's Ward M-East.

Earlier, members from the Shiv Sena ha demanded the flyover be named after 'Sultanul Hind Khwaja Garib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti,' however, BJP had suggested naming the same as 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Flyover.' This led to a dispute between the two parties and continued for over a month. Officials decided to take the decision at a later date as the construction of the bridge was not completed. However, after due consideration, the proposal to name the flyover after Shivaji Maharaj was finalised.

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Swapnil Tembwalkar, Chairman, Architecture Committee, members and municipal officials inspected the work of the bridge. Shiv Sena also agreed on the name as the work on the flyover was completed. It is said that Sena corporator Nidhi Shinde approved the same along with majority in the architecture committee on Thursday, July 29, 2021. 

This flyover connecting Mankhurd is 2.9 km and will stretch from Shivaji Nagar to Mohite Patil Junction. Commuters will be able to save 25 minutes and will ease traffic congestion at Shivaji Nagar Junction, Baganwadi Junction, Deonar Dumping Ground, Fire Brigade and Mohite Patil. 

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has constructed this bridge for the first time by making 24.2 meter segment casting. Commuters travelling to and from Navi Mumbai, Panvel and Pune will benefit from the same.

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As per reports, construction of the flyover began in 2016 and was expected to be completed in 2019. However, in February 2020, the Standing Committee approved the increase in cost and offered a deadline extension. It is said that the project was originally meant to be made a budget of INR 576 crores, but was increased to INR 713 crores.

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