Sion Flyover to remain shut for at least two months

Recently, the Sion Circle flyover had undergone an audit and the reports showed that the flyover needed to repair its bearings and joints. Therefore, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has decided to shut the flyover for use for at least two months.

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One of Mumbai’s busiest routes, the Sion Circle Flyover will remain shut for at least two months. The flyover is an interconnection for Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Panvel, and Pune and a Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) official told Mumbai Live that the route will be kept sealed till December.

Meanwhile, the road is going to remain closed for more than 100 days and during the time span, the condition of transportation is expected to get worse and Mumbai citizens might face severe traffic for the next 2-3 months. 

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Recently, the Sion Circle Flyover was audited and during the audit, it was revealed that there was a need to repair the bridge bearings and joints. The transport department has stated that the repair work will be concluded as soon as possible. Meanwhile, MSRDC has decided to begin the work and has accordingly drafted a plan for the repair work and revealed the estimated time for the work. 

The official stated that the repair work could not be conducted while the transportation was still ongoing on the flyover. Therefore, the State Transport Department and MSRDC decided to shut the road down for the upcoming four months. He added that the traffic arriving from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Rd. and Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) will be diverted accordingly at the Sion Circle.

Meanwhile, the flyover is expected to be closed for use in the next 20-25 days.  

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