Final Alignment for Virar-Alibaug corridor by December

Corridor to connect country’s 4 major National Highways
Mumbai 05 October, 2010: The Final alignment for Virar-Alibaug corridor of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) which may alter the city skyline forever with immense of development potentials will be ready by December. The project will connect Virar and Alibaug bypassing the Western and Eastern suburbs and also the routes which will witness future growth for development. Moreover, the proposed alignment will connect with four crucial national highways namely, NH-8 (Mumbai-Ahmedabad), NH-3 (Mumbai-Agra-Delhi, NH-4 (Mumbai-Chennai) and, NH-17 (Goa-Mangalore-Kerala).
The corridor will have not only the road but also Metro rail connectivity. Moreover, the road will reduce the long commute to an hour. It would be about 140km long multi-modal corridor and will be divided into two phases including, Phase-I of 90km from Virar to Panvel and 50-km Phase-II from Panvel to Alibaug.
Rs 10,000 -crore project will provide a 30-meter-wide Metro corridor in the median; a four-lane corridor for BRTS and another four-lane corridor for other traffic; and five-meter-wide pedestrian pathways, seven-meter-wide two-lane service roads, 2.5-meter-wide parking lanes for four-wheelers, 3.5-meter-wide lanes for two-wheelers and two-meter footpaths on either side. This multi-modal corridor starts from Virar and reaches Alibaug via Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Dombivli and Panvel.
Though, the final alignment which will be prepared in three months will provide specific details pertaining to many issues concerned with the project. “Our priorities are focused around many issues concerning the project. We are also evaluating the growth and development prospects in the areas of Bhiwandi, Dombivali and Kalyan,” said Mr. Dilip Kawathkar, Jt. Project Director (PR), MMRDA.

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