MUMBAI: Soon after floating the tenders for the ambitious Mumbai Trans- Harbour Link ( MTHL) project, t he Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has initiated steps to revive the Worli-Sewri elevated road, which is meant for smooth dispersal of the MTHL traffic to the western parts of the city.
Earlier, the project was put on the backburner as the MTHL failed to take off after contractors backed off from the tendering process in 2013. Now, the MMRDA has started the tendering for the MTHL by securing loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Now, the MMRDA will appoint a consultant to study the elevated road again with a plan to make certain changes.
MMRDA additional commissioner Sanjay Khandare said, “We are mulling the entry-exit point to the elevated road at certain locations to connect it with the Eastern Freeway, P D’Mello Road and with a few others. There will be clover-leaf design for smooth connectivity. We have decided to appoint a consultant to prepare a proper plan.”
The 4.25- km Worli- Sewri elevated road will start at Narayan Hardikar Marg at Worli and end at Sewri after passing through Acharya Donde Marg, J. Bhatankar Marg and Dr Annie Besant Road. The Rs490crore elevated road will pass over a stretch of the Monorail at Parel and Elphinstone railover-bridge. The height of the elevated road will be 15 meters but it will attain 25 meter when it passes over the Monorail corridor in Parel and Elphinstone rail-over-bridges.
The elevated road will provide smooth and faster connectivity between the western parts of the city and Navi Mumbai airport, the highway going to Pune and Goa through 22.5-km MTHL.