By Accommodation Times News Services
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), which is the Special Planning Authority (SPA) for the Oshiwara area, has decided to construct seven roads along with other infrastructure in the area. The move is to ensure good connectivity to the proposed ‘Oshiwara’ suburban railway station and facilitate the citizens with better infrastructure, it will be very much beneficial for the Oshiwara Business District.
Under the project, the Authority will be developing roads, storm water drainage, sewage disposal system and constructing new water connections, making residents commute to and from Oshiwara railway station easier and connectivity to SV Road faster.
“The Western Railways is constructing a railway station ‘Oshiwara’ between Jogeshwari and Goregaon. Once it becomes operational, this region will become a new residential and commercial hub. As SPA for the region, MMRDA is committed to develop the infrastructure in this region before the Station begins operations,” said Mr. Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director, (PR), MMRDA.
In all, MMRDA will construct seven roads totaling a length of 3520 meters along with sewage systems, roadside drains, water mains and culverts. MMRDA has set aside Rs.62 crore for the development of the area and speedy growth, out of which work for Rs.37 crore has already started. “The authority may have to rehabilitate a few families under the project”, concluded Mr.Kawathkar.
Along with this the work on Oshiwara railway station is progressing in full swing. The Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, the infrastructure development arm of the city’s suburban railway system, had commenced the work two years ago and now they have reached in the final stages, the corporation is waiting for the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to construct a rail over-bridge between Goregaon and Jogeshwari to connect the Western Express Highway and SV Road and to close a level crossing there.