MUMBAI: The first phase of Rs.847 crore Eastern Freeway project will be completed and commissioned by December 2012, announced Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
Providing a fast connection between Mumbai island city and Eastern suburbs, the Eastern Freeway project’s six-lane elevated road will make the commute quite fast and comfortable.
The first phase of Eastern freeway will be available to motorists before the end of 2012, declared Ashvini Bhide, additional commissioner, MMRDA. He further said, “The Eastern Freeway is funded by Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. This project is divided in three parts. The corridor from P.D'Mello Road to the beginning of Anik-Panjarpol Link Road, the corridor from Anik to the beginning of Panjarpol-Ghatkopar Link Road and Panjarpol to Ghatkopar. The first 9.3-km corridor has cost Rs. 531 crores, the second 5-km corridor has cost Rs. 148 crores and the third 2.5-km corridor is worth Rs. 168 crores taking the total cost of the 16.8-km freeway to Rs.847 crore.”
The complete freeway will be open for traffic by May 2013.