By Accommodation Times News Services
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on 19th April, Sunday will inaugurate, the north-bound arm of Kherwadi flyover. The new flyover will provide great relief to the commuters, as it will ease the travelling and the commuters will no longer suffer due the ongoing construction of the flyover. The south-bound arm of this Rs 22-crore flyover was opened to public in June, 2014.
Now, with the opening of north-bound arm open, the flyover will have three lanes each, for north and south-bound commuters. It will not only reduce travel time and fuel cost, but also decongest Kherwadi and Kalanagar junctions.
Also, the 580-meter flyover is the last link in the Western Express Highway, which will now provide a signal free ride from Bandra to Dahisar.
Traffic on the Kherwadi stretch had been temporarily diverted to the 600-metre stretch on the service road on the west side of the highway, while one lane of the southbound flyover was kept open for northbound traffic during peak hours.
As commuters were facing many problems due to the diverted traffic of Kherwadi stretch to the service road, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had to complete the construction early.
Along, with the inauguration of the flyover MMRDA is also going to perform bhoomipujan of Bandra-Kurla Complex-Chunabhati Connector. MMRDA has already received all the clearances for the project and will commence the construction from Monday, 20th April.
The BKC-Chunabhatti Connector will facilitate amounting Rs 200 crore will facilitate motorists coming from the eastern suburbs reach BKC quickly. At present, motorists take more than 30 minutes to reach BKC from Chunabhatti as they get stuck in traffic near Sion circle and also on the Sion-Dharavi Link Road. Once the construction of the 1.6-km connector is completed, motorists will be able to reach BKC from Chunabhatti in less than 10 minutes.