Elevated Connector from BKC to Easter Express Highway to decongest traffic in Sion –Dharavi

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By Rohit Sharma

MUMBAI:

MMRDA with a team of hundred people launched 6 major girders weighing 80 tons each for the much awaited 1.6-km long 4-lane elevated connector from BKC to Eastern Express Highway.

The heavy-duty activity took place in the wee hours of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday during the different blocks allotted by the Railways. This will help the MMRDA construct bridge across Mithi River and Rail Over Bridge on Central Railway near Sion Station and another Rail Over Bridge on Harbour Railway near Chunabhatti Station said the authority in a statement.

“The 53-meter long girders were launched in three operations each comprising two girders at a time with the help of TEREX-DEMAG Crawler Crane of 600 MTonnes capacity. While the first two girders were launched between 1.06 am and 1.34 am on Sunday, the next two girders were launched between 2 am and 2.46 am on Monday. The remaining set of two girders was launched between 2.22 am and 3.18 am on Tuesday”, it added.

R.A.Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA said, “The Rs.155-crore Elevated Connector from BKC to EEH is expected to decongest traffic in Sion-Dharavi area, reduce journey by 3 k.m. and travel time by 30 minutes, in turn, helping environment.”

The launching operations were carried out under the supervision of the Consultants recommended by Railways, M/s RITES Ltd. and Railway officials within the blocks allotted by Railways.





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