The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed a two-lane road bridge that will go over the Central Railway tracks near Bhandup station to decongest Lal Bahadur Shastri Road and Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road in the eastern suburbs.
The bridge will connect Ganesh Mandir on Veer Savarkar Road in Bhandup East with GKW Colony on Lal Bahadur Shastri Road in Bhandup West.
The area sees heavy congestion during peak hours as it has high-footfall landmarks such as the V K Krishna Menon College, Ramanand Arya DAV College, IES Secondary School and many residential colonies on the eastern side, and St Xavier’s High School and Junior College, and Naval Hospital on the western side.
The emergence of a written complaint in which Shraddha Walkar, who was killed allegedly by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala in Delhi in May this year, told the police in Mumbai two years ago that “he tried to kill me” and threatened to “cut me up in pieces and throw me away”, has added a fresh twist to the case.
The complaint, submitted on November 23, 2020, has also raised questions over police inaction — and led to a political firestorm with Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis saying his government will investigate why “no action was taken” by police under the previous MVA regime.