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2.45-km Lalbaug flyover opens today

Good news for those who travel daily from Sion to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus by road. The Lalbaug flyover, the final piece in Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) plans to improve traffic dispersal on the Dr Ambedkar Road — will be thrown open to the public on Monday.

mumbai Updated: Jun 06, 2011 02:00 IST
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Good news for those who travel daily from Sion to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus by road. The Lalbaug flyover, the final piece in Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority’s (MMRDA) plans to improve traffic dispersal on the Dr Ambedkar Road — will be thrown open to the public on Monday. To be inaugurated by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, the flyover will save you nine traffic lights and reduce travel time by more than 25 minutes.

Built at a cost of Rs140 crore, the 2.45-km flyover is the fifth flyover on the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road. The planning authority has already thrown open three other flyovers on this road at Maheshwari Udyan-Tulpule chowk, Sion hospital and Hindamata junction.

“The four-lane and Rs140 crore Bharatmata-Lalbaug flyover will help commuters avoid seven vehicular and two pedestrian signals. And the four flyovers together on the Dr Ambedkar Road will enable them to avoid 18 signals in total, considerably easing their travel woes,” metropolitan commissioner Rahul Asthana said.

The Lalbaug flyover, which is the second longest flyover after the JJ flyover, runs from ITC Parel till Byculla Zoo and snakes through some of the congested areas of Lalbaug.

What makes this flyover special is the fact that it was completely demolished and then rebuilt in 24 months by the planning authority.