700 PAPs at Sahar elevated access road to be rehabilitated

Mumbai 13 May 2010: Around 700 Project affected persons (PAPs) at the site of Sahar elevated access road project of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will be rehabilitated at the Kurla premiere site of Housing Development and Infrastructure Ltd (HDIL) as per the existing rehabilitation policy of MMRDA. The rehabilitation will be done very soon by Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) through HDIL and MMRDA as a coordinating agency. These paps are the residents of Baman Vada, Ambedkar Nagar and Rajaram Wadi near Western Express Highway.
With 60 percent work of the total project complete the rehabilitation process of the PAPs will start soon.
“After the frequent dialogues with the PAPs MMRDA have decided to commence the remaining work of the Sahar elevated access road once these PAPs are rehabilitated” said Ms. Ashwini Bhide, Joint Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.
The six lane elevated approach will have four entry and two exit points. The length of the proposed road is 2 km and the cost of project is Rs 287.37 crore. This road is funded under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.
The overall Sahar Elevated project is under full swing which is under Mumbai urban infrastructure project (MUIP). This project will help ease out the traffic congestion at Bahar Junction under the Andheri flyover and Sahar Road and will provide a sigh of relief to air travelers particularly who have to combat heavy traffic in order to reach the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on time. The elevated road has been planned to provide an enhanced level of service as well as to accommodate expected increase in air traffic.

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