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The traffic situation around Juhu Circle is about to get much better thanks to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) plan to build a new flyover in the area. The flyover will reportedly pass through land owned by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The BMC is said to be paying Rs 11.16 crore to the AAI for the land required.

The BMC has mentioned that this JVPD flyover will be 1.25km long and will connect Barfiwala flyover to an unfinalized area Juhu-Versova Link Road from end to end. This effectively means that commuters can get from Juhu to the Western Express Highway within just 5 minutes, while it takes around 45 minutes currently, a civic official stated.

The JVPD flyover construction will cost the BMC Rs 200 crore, and since it has only been planned now, it may be a while yet before the flyover is completed.

The AAI has reportedly agreed to give the land to the BMC as long as it’s compensated. Civic officials have mentioned that 50% of the cost will be paid upfront and the rest at a later date.

The officials have reportedly hired a consultant and are hoping to finalize a tender by February.

Speaking on the route of the JVPD flyover, a senior official from the BMC’s bridges department said: “When commuters come from Gulmohar Road in Juhu and Juhu Circle they can take the CD Barfiwala flyover, then go past Gokhale Road bridge and then Teli Gully flyover in Andheri east to reach WEH in five minutes.” Adding, “We are constructing another flyover near Teli Gully junction in Andheri East.”

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