Metropolitan Commissioner visits Burfiwala flyover: Mumbai

Southern arm of the Burfiwala flyover to be opened soon
Mumbaikars to fly over the crowded SV Road junction towards Juhu Lane

Mumbai, June 13, 2011 – The Metropolitan Commissioner Mr.Rahul Asthana visited the Burfiwala flyover site today. “Having a look at the progress of work, I think, southern arm of the Burfiwala flyover, that reaches Juhu Lane from the Gokhale Bridge could be thrown open very soon”, said Mr.Asthana after his visit.

The 190-meter long two-lane Southern arm of the flyover will help vehicle owners avoid the crowded SV Road junction and reach them up to Tipu Sultan Chowk straight from the Gokhale Bridge. The preliminary study has indicated that more than seventy thousand vehicles ply on this route daily.

“We are happy that we – in association with the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) who are executing the project – could prevail over a few hurdles such as shifting of underground utilities, acquisition of private lands, toilet blocks and a Palika Bazar. The flyover is expected to save a lot of time and fuel for the vehicle owners”, said Mr.Asthana further.

“The issues related to resettlement and rehabilitation of a few structures have also been resolved. The flyover will provide unhindered East-West connectivity and will certainly ease Mumbaikars’ traffic woes at this junction, especially during monsoon”, said Ms.Ashwini Bhide, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, who accompanied the Metropolitan Commissioner.

The expenditure for the Burfiwala flyover is expected to be about Rupees 42.5 crores.

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