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Tomorrow, drive on sea link’s 2nd carriageway too

The second carriageway of the Bandra-Worli sea link will be thrown open for traffic on Wednesday.

mumbai Updated: Mar 23, 2010 01:45 IST

The second carriageway of the Bandra-Worli sea link will be thrown open for traffic on Wednesday.

“The second carriageway will be inaugurated at 3 pm in the presence of Chief Minister Ashok Chavan,” Public Works Department Minister Jaydutt Kshirsagar, who is also in-charge of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, said on Monday.

Currently, the four-lane south carriageway is open to two-way traffic. However, the absence of permanent barriers on this carriageway has led to several accidents on the sea link.

“The new carriageway will ensure that there are no more head-on collisions on the sea link,” Kshirsagar added.

The north-bound carriageway will now exclusively cater to traffic heading from the city to the suburbs.

As per the original plans, the north carriageway was to be connected with a cloverleaf interchange, a loop road passing over the south bound carriageway, which would land at the Worli-end close to Thadani Junction.

The work on the cloverleaf interchange is expected to take more than two years and will be undertaken by Reliance Infrastructure-Hyundai who will build the Worli-Haji Ali sea link.