Mumbai – The issue of south flyover extension up to Veravali caves has been solved due to a meeting between housing minister Ravindra Waikar and the MMRDA and BMC officials. As hurdles in the way of flyover extension have been removed, the work of this flyover is likely to start soon.
The south flyover connecting Jogeshwari East and West suburbs was constructed a few years back. This flyover ends near Bandrekarwadi and it was named after Shiv Sena president Balasaheb Thackeray. This flyover has helped to reduce traffic on the Western Expressway to some extent but it also became responsible for traffic jams on the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli link road.
As people demanded, a proposal for extension of this flyover up to Veravali caves was sent to the BMC. Minister of state Ravindra Waikar who represent the area held many meetings to solve this issue but the work remained pending due to metro railway work. Waikar again held the meeting with concerned authorities on Friday to solve this issue and a golden mean in this connection was drawn in this meeting. The BMC has shown readiness to construct a flyover up to 2.5 km at the cost of Rs 400 crore. The tendering process will be initiated soon and the actual work will begin in this year only, said Waikar.
He also said that three metro stations will be constructed near Trauma Hospital, Datt Tekdi and Veravali.