The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has started lighting up the Barfiwala flyover in Andheri by installing blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The move,part of a pilot project,is aimed at improving the aesthetics of the structure and illuminating the road underneath.
The MMRDA plans to install the LEDs,considered environment-friendly as they consume less power,along the entire length (1,400 metres) of the flyover on both sides. The project,being executed at a cost of Rs 14.63 lakh,is expected to be completed by November first week.
The MMRDA has also decided to similarly illuminate the Lalbaug flyover,touted as one of the longest in the city. We plan to implement this on our other flyovers too, said MMRDA spokesperson Dilip Kawathkar.
There is another reason for illuminating the Barfiwala Junction flyover. In Mumbai,any space that is dark or away from public view is prone to encroachment. We want to illuminate the underbelly of the flyover , Kawathkar added.