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In 2 years, motorists can use all lanes at sea link

mumbai Updated: Jan 14, 2011 01:25 IST
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Your dream of driving down a fully functional eight-lane Bandra Worli sea link may come true in the next two years.

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has cleared the construction of a 1.6km cloverleaf bridge at the Worli end, which will allow motorists to access all the eight lanes of the sea link.

Despite two carriageways of the sea link being commissioned more than a year ago, commuters could not use the full eight lanes of the 4.7km link.

The reason for the same was that the North bound carriageway did not have its own landing at Worli. The proposed connector (cloverleaf bridge) would end at Worli close to Thadani junction - a little further from the current connecting bridge on north side. The construction of the bridge is part of the Worli-Haji Ali sea link project and needed clearance from the ministry of environment and forests as it falls in the Coastal Regulation Zone area.

Currently, motorists from the Worli side get on to the sea link through a two-lane connecting road. “With this proposal we are hopeful that it would help in ensuring faster dispersal of traffic,” a senior MSRDC officer said.