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Plan to have six more elevated roads for Mumbai

The six roads are estimated to ease traffic on the Link Road, SV Road, and western express highway (WEH), from Andheri, Oshiwara and Malad onwards

Plan to have six more elevated roads for Mumbai
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As the construction of the Coastal Road project commences, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to make the commute between South Mumbai and western suburbs easier. The civic body intends to introduce a network of six elevated roads to boost connectivity between Borivali (East) and Andheri (East) along with the areas of Madh, Marve, Manori and Malwani.

At present, people commuting to Madh, Marve, or Malwani from Borivali (East) to Andheri (East) have to take either the Link Road or SV Road up to Evershine Nagar, and turn onto the Malad Marve Road.

On the other hand, those travelling to Manori from Borivali have to go via Mira Road-Bhayander and Uttan. These roads are said to connect the Oshiwara Link Road to the creek in Malad, Inorbit mall in Malad to Malwani, Infinity Mall in Malad to Lagoon road near the Malad-Marve highway and Dharavali road in Madh creek.

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Alongside, the other two elevated routes are the links between Madh and Versova, and Marve and Manori, which were planned by the BMC over five years ago, but did not take off. The six roads are estimated to ease traffic on the Link Road, SV Road, and western express highway (WEH), from Andheri, Oshiwara and Malad onwards.

These proposed routes are said to cut the travel time between Oshiwara and Madh by close to one hour during peak hours. The plan for the same was presented before Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray during a review meeting with the BMC last month.

The elevated roads will also provide relief to commuters travelling to areas of Charkop, Gorai, Uttan, Mira Road-Bhayandar, as commuters will be able to avoid the traffic on SV Road and WEH.

The proposed elevated roads will go via mangroves and creeks, and therefore, will require permissions from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA), along with environment and forest clearances. For which, the civic body will soon appoint a consultant to help with securing all permissions for the construction.

Meanwhile, the designs for the roads are ready but the alignments are yet to be finalised. The cost for the project has not been estimated.

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