The Central Environment Ministry finally gave its much-awaited approval to the Coastal Road project in Mumbai. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis gave this good news to Mumbaikars from his twitter handle on Thursday.
The Coastal Road project was required to have 22 permissions from the concerned authorities. One of these permissions was awaited from the Union Environment Ministry. As chief minister himself followed up this project with the Ministry, the permission was finally granted.
This ambitious project, worth Rs 15,000 crore, will connect Marine Lines to Charkop in Kandivali. The work of this project will be started in two phases. The coastal road will have eight-lanes and only two lanes will be used for the public transport and emergency services.
The Coastal Road project is a dream project of the Shiv Sena which is ruling the municipal corporation. The BJP had also assured to take up this road in party’s manifesto for the BMC election. Now, the Shiv Sena and the BJP leaders may engage themselves in taking credit for this road.