By Accommodation Times News Service
The MMRDA is to undertake the widening of stretches of national and state highways passing through towns and cities in the metropolitan region.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has invited tenders for the works to be carried out at key spots, such as Sheel Phata, Palaspe Phata, Takka Colony, Kalamboli Junction and Khanda Colony.
A four-lane flyover will be constructed on SH-40 at the L&T Junction, while NH-4 will be widened. “We have invited tenders for widening and strengthening of NH-4 in two phases,” MMRDA Joint Project Director (PR) Dilip Kawathkar said. “The first phase is between Takka Colony and Palaspe Phata, while the second phase is between Kalamboli Junction and Khanda Colony. MMRDA will spend Rs 54 crore for the 3.6 km long six-lane road.”
The highway today is without a divider and creates bottlenecks at various stretches. The MMRDA has already constructed a flyover near Panvel ST Depot, which has reduced traffic congestion significantly.
“The new project is to be completed in a year and will further reduce the traffic snarls and save precious fuel and time,” Kawathkar said.
Tenders have also been invited for the construction of the four-lane flyover at L&T Junction on Sheel Phata-Mahape Road on SH-40. The work will cost apabout Rs 56 crore and is expected to take 18 months.