Mumbai commuters face hassles after WEH shut for 5 hours, get Metro-7 girder as reward
At the launch of the girder, Fadnavis reiterated that the government is working towards operationalising Metro corridor by 2019Updated: May 03, 2017 13:19 IST
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis put the Metro-7 corridor – Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) stretch – on the right track on Tuesday by launching its first U girder.
At the launch of the girder, Fadnavis reiterated that the government is working towards operationalising Metro corridor by 2019. CM Devendra also tweeted about the launch, saying, “Witnessed placement of viaduct for Metro line 7 at Pathanwadi in Malad Mumbai with senior MMRDA officials.”
While Mumbaiites may cheer at the development, they had to go through a harrowing time as the western express highway had to be shut for it.
“We had made arrangements for motorists as one lane on the southbound stretch was be converted into a counter lane for motorists,” said Sanjay Jadhav, deputy commissioner of police, traffic (western suburbs).
The Metro-7 is 16.5-km long elevated corridor with 14 stations. It will provide interconnectivity among the existing Western Express Highway, Western Railway, Metro Line 1 (Ghatkopar to Versova), the ongoing Metro Line 2A (Dahisar to D N Nagar) and the proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli).
Meanwhile, the Goregaon-Malad Link road is turned into a one-way route from Pandurang wadi junction to MTNL junction owing to construction of a flyover on the stretch.
The flyover work is likely to take six-seven months, traffic officers said.
Commuters travelling on the SV road can’t take right /left turn to approach Oberoi / Film city junction.
Commuters travelling on SV road can use Mrinaltai Gore flyover or Malad subway to approach the western express highway.