Mumbai civic body to make new road from sea link to Bandra
There are two ways to enter and exit Bandra — through S V Road via Jama Masjid and through KC Road in front of Lilavati Hospital. Commuters will get a third option to enter Bandra, avoiding the traffic congestion during peak hoursmumbai Updated: Aug 01, 2017 00:52 IST
In an effort to reduce traffic snarls outside Lilavati Hospital, one of the busiest junctions in Bandra (West), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) plans to build another road connecting Bandra to the Bandra-Worli sea link.
H/West ward officials said that they proposed a two-way ramp extension from KC Road to the sea link via Hotel Rangsharda in January.
They said the project, which will cost around Rs4 crore, will pave way for the third alternative road to Bandra and towards Andheri.
A civic official said the new road will be around 300 metres long.
“The plans for the project were submitted recently. It will soon be approved. The new ramp will reduce congestion on KC Road,” he said.
There are two ways to enter and exit Bandra — through S V Road via Jama Masjid and through KC Road in front of Lilavati Hospital. Commuters will get a third option to enter Bandra, avoiding the traffic congestion during peak hours.
After the construction of the sea link, Bandra residents had protested the increasing traffic on the narrow lanes.
The residents had demanded that the traffic from the sea link should pass through the Arunkumar Vaidya Road and join KC Road.
Vidyadhar Date, a resident of Bandra (West), said, “The traffic signal outside the hospital is not functioning. The new ramp may decrease the traffic but the BMC should give more facilities to pedestrians, especially in front of hospitals and schools.”
Bandra architect Nitin Killawala said, “Adding new roads does not necessarily reduce traffic snarls. The new road too will get congested later.”
First Published: Aug 01, 2017 00:52 IST