5 skywalks at Thane-E, Bhandup-W, Virar-E, Vile Parle-W and
Vasai Road to be opened in July
5 skywalks at Ambernath-W, Ghatkopar-E, Sion, Cotton Green
and Wadala to be opened in August
2 skywalks at Vidyavihar-E and Vikhroli-W to be opened in September
3 skywalks at Goregaon-W, Kandivli-E and Ulhasnagar-E
to be opened in October
Mumbai, July 7, 2010 – The much awaited 864-meter long skywalk at Bandra West is the 21st skywalk constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), and pertinently the skywalk has recorded, on an average, thirty thousand footfalls each during the morning as well as the evening peak hours on a daily basis.
“The skywalks are proving to be a boon for the commuters”, said Ms.Ashwini Bhide, Joint Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA. “Also, the Western side of Bandra is one of the busier suburbs in the city and caters to various business houses, educational institutions and residential complexes. In view of the vehicular movement, especially during the peak hours, I am sure this skywalk will be a great help to school-college going kids, professionals and not-so-young people alike”, said Ms.Bhide.
The 28.74-crore skywalk runs from platform number one to S.V.Road and opens up with two arms one reaching the National Library and the other Badi Masjid on the S.V.Road. The skywalk has been provided with six entry-exit points beginning from BEST Depot, Mohd.Rafi Chowk, Nandi Lane, Near Ram Mandir, Bazar Lane and Badi Masjid. One more landing is proposed in the Police land for this skywalk.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has, till today, constructed 21 skywalks at Bandra-E, Bandra-E Extension, Bandra-W, Badlapur-E & W, Vidyavihar-W, Kanjurmarg, Virar-W, Bhayendar-W, Mira-Road, Ghatkopar-W, Dahisar-E & W, Ulhasnagar-W, Chembur, Santacruz-E & W, Borivli-W, Andheri-E, Grant Road and Kalyan.
The MMRDA expects to complete – Five skywalks at Thane-E, Bhandup-W, Virar-E, Vile Parle-W and Vasai Road by July
Five skywalks at Ambernath-W, Ghatkopar-E, Sion, Cotton Green and Wadala by August
Two skywalks at Vidyavihar-E and Vikhroli-W by September
Three skywalks at Goregaon-W, Kandivli-E and Ulhasnagar-E by October.