The city’s first twin tunnel costing Rs 61 crore will be completed by the end of this year.
The tunnel starts at the BARC Mountain and ends at Gautam Nagar near Panjarpol.
The MMRDA has completed the excavation of 350 metres of the left tube of the twin tunnel starting from the Eastern Freeway towards Panjarpol, of which, a 100-metre full cross section will be concretised.
The excavation work of the 250-metre right tube from the Eastern Freeway towards Panjarpol has also been completed.
“It is satisfying to see the twin tunnel on the fast track which will soon add to the list of tourist attractions,” Metropolitan Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad said.
The tunnels is about half-a-km in length each. It is 17-metre in width and 10-metre in height and will have four carriageways in each tunnel.
The twin tunnel is a part of the four-lane Eastern Freeway Project, which starts near the PD’Mello Road and joins the Eastern Express Highway via the Anik-Panjarpol link road, near Wadala, covering a distance of 12 km.