Civic body plans 500-m extension to cut traffic at S V Road Junction

The BMC is set to spend Rs 27 crore on the project.

Written by Tanushree Venkatraman | Mumbai | Published:October 24, 2014 12:45 am
The BMC is set to spend Rs 27 crore on the project. The BMC is set to spend Rs 27 crore on the project.

In a bid to ease traffic at S V Road Junction in Goregaon, the BMC is set to spend Rs 27 crore to build a 500-metre extension from the Veer Savarkar Bridge linking it to the north-bound Goregaon Mulund Link Road (GMLR).

Once the new extension is completed, citizens travelling through the stretch can avoid the S V Road signal and take the bridge to avoid traffic, civic officials said. “As there are many malls in the area and it is the connecting link between Link Road and Western Express Highway (WEH), there is a lot of traffic in the area at any given time during the day. This extension will help ease the problem to a huge extent,” said S O Kori, chief engineer of  BMC bridges department.

The civic body also recently undertook the work on the GMLR, the last and the longest of the city’s three planned east-west links, expected to be completed in the next four years.

The BMC has invited tenders for the project and is most likely to open the bids after the Diwali holidays next week. The proposal will then be presented to the standing committee for its final approval.

Meanwhile, the BMC is also mulling over a plan to construct five flyovers on the link road between Andheri and Borivali at a cost of Rs 300 crore. The plan is to construct flyovers at intersections at Bangur Nagar in Goregaon, Chicholi Bunder in Malad, at Mith Chowky on M G Road and near Don Bosco School at Borivali.BMC has also appointed a traffic mobility consultant to study the feasibility of a 13-km stretch along the link road between Andheri and Borivali.
tanushree.venkatraman@expressindia.com

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