Maharashtra chief minister DevendraFadnavis, on May 11, 2017, said that the proposed Mumbai coastal road project has obtained its final approval from the centre.“This coastal road will ease the congestion on the Western Express Highway and give a rapid and fluent ride to Mumbaians. The UPA government at the centre and Cong-NCP government in the state were just talking about it for 15 years but in two years, we got all approvals to build the road,” he said. Fadnavis thanked prime minister Narendra Modi and minister for environment and forests Anil Dave, for the final approval.
The Rs 12,000-crore project, is designed to ease the travels of the vehicles on the 35.6-km route between Nariman Point in south Mumbai and Kandivali in the western suburbs. The four-lane project will have a total of 10 interchanges along the way. The work for the project, is expected to begin in 2017, and is completed in an estimated time period of 48 months.