MMRDA clears Rs1,100 cr for Mumbai road projects news
09 September 2011

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has okayed an outlay of Rs1,113 crore for widening roads and building new flyovers in Mumbai.

This was decided at the 29th meeting of the MMRDA, chaired by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday, which also saw the civic development authority formally approve implementation of the Mumbai trans-harbour link project (MTHL) on a public-private partnership basis.

Many projects discussed by the authority earlier were also approved.

However, the proposal to construct the city's first vehicular underpass near Kalanagar junction in Bandra was sent back for further study. Asked about this, metropolitan commissioner Rahul Asthana said that with the underpass costing an estimated Rs400 crore, it might be cheaper to build flyovers instead.

The authority has decided to construct as many as five flyovers - two in Kalyan at Rajnoli junction and Mankoli junction, one in Bhiwandi at Vanjarpatti and two in Thane at Mumbra junction and Shil Phata.

The project will also undertake the quadrupling of Arnala-Virar-Kaner-Shirsad-Ambadi state road and Padgha-Vishind road, Kalyan-Badlapur-Karjat-Hal Phata state road and Karjat to Chowk state road. The state roads from Katai Naka to Badlapur and National Highway 8 to Nalasopara-Nirmal will also be developed and widened under the project.

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MMRDA clears Rs1,100 cr for Mumbai road projects