By Accommodation Times News Services
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to build up an underpass or flyover to decongest the Chheda Nagar junction, as it will help the smooth movement of traffic on the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) and Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road (GMLR). Still MMRDA has to commissioned a detailed study of solutions after consultants suggested the measures.
The Chheda Nagar junction is a complete mess and it requires a holistic approach that will take into account traffic heading towards SCLR, GMLR and that entering Garodia Nagar. Now, there is only one south-north flyover and another small stretch of flyover whose aim is to allow traffic from Garodia Nagar to enter the south-bound carriageway of EEH or GMLR.
An official said, “We proposed the building of a flyover from the service road adjacent to the north-bound carriageway. This will help vehicles going to the Thane bypass.” Since the flyover will originate from far left corner of the highway, it will not block traffic that has to take right turn from below the flyover to reach Navi Mumbai via GMLR.
The official said, “For this traffic, an underpass has been proposed to prevent a traffic jam. A flyover has also been planned to take traffic from GMLR to Vikhroli. This flyover will go above the existing flyover, before descending on the EEH. Both these projects will free up traffic that plans to enter Ghatkopar via Garodia Nagar.”
There are also traffic snarls at the mouth of the SCLR, whose ramp has been built at the extreme left lane of EEH. One set of vehicles wants to use the EEH while coming from GMLR, while the other wants to enter SCLR after descending from Chheda Nagar’s south-north flyover.