The state government is contemplating an elevated road over the existing Lal Bahadur Shastri (LBS) road, which runs from Sion to Mulund and is one of the busiest and an arterial road in the city.
The idea was mooted by Naseem Khan, the guardian minister of suburban Mumbai, and the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) will undertake a feasibility study for the project.
“The roads in the city are filled with traffic. LBS Road, in particular, is heavily crowded. The MMRDA should consider building an elevated road on this stretch, Khan told metropolitan commissioner Rahul Asthana in a review meeting of MMRDA’s projects, held on Wednesday.
The MMRDA has assured the minister that it will look into the feasibility of the project.
LBS road is one of the busiest stretches in the city. It was earlier an industrial hub, but over the years, manufacturing units are being replaced by swank housing societies.
This is not the first time that the state has contemplated building an elevated road on a busy stretch, to ease Mumbai traffic woes. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) had earlier floated the idea of making an elevated road from Bandra to Dahisar, on the Western Express Highway. However, the plan never took off.
The MSRDC is presently considering building flyovers on SV Road and Link Road.
The guardian minister, after the review meeting, claimed that the first corridor of Metro rail between Versova – Andheri – Ghatkopar would be completed by November 2012, and work on the Mono rail would be completed by June 2012.