MUMBAI: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is mulling to decongest the metropolis with the help of Rs 1,500-crore worth road network.
Mr Dilip Kawathkar, MMRDA Joint Project Director, said, “We have in place plans to roll out a 26-km road network worth Rs 1,512 crore that will ease congestion in the city. The very intent of undertaking the Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project (MUIP) is to improve road connectivity and also provide east-west connectivity. In 2011, we opened a few flyovers for vehicular traffic and we are confident of achieving our targets of the next year.”
The network consists of three flyovers, one rail over bridge, one elevated road and the critical Eastern Freeway. In the present year, the authority has started flyovers at Bharatmata-Lalbaug, Maheshwari Udyan-Tulpule Chowk, Barfiwala (southern lane) and Suman Nagar.
MMRDA is planning to complete its two rail-over-bridges at Milan subway and Dahisar, Sahar elevated road project, Eastern Freeway, flyovers at Barfiwala, Panvel and Kapurbawdi next year.