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Three flyovers, one underpass may decongest Chheda Nagar junction

Hindustan Times | BySaurabh Katkurwar, Mumbai
Oct 31, 2014 12:22 AM IST

Plan to ease pressure on convergence point for vehicles coming from Sion, Thane and Mankhurd

The city’s urban planning body has devised a plan to ease the pressure on Chheda Nagar junction, which currently witnesses massive congestion as traffic from Sion, Thane and Mankhurd converges here.

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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has planned three flyovers and one underpass as a solution to the problem.

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According to a MMRDA study, 2.63 lakh vehicles pass through Chheda Nagar junction daily.
As part of the plan, a two-lane flyover will be constructed parallel to the existing flyover for the benefit of motorists travelling from Sion to Thane and vice-versa.

In addition, a flyover will be constructed for traffic on the Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road (GMLR) moving towards Thane.

An underpass will also be built for Mankhurd-bound vehicles coming from Sion. However, officials have identified difficulties in building the tunnel.“We have asked the civic agency to shift the underground pipelines,” said an MMRDA official.

At the moment, vehicles on the Amar Mahal flyover wanting to take the Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) crisscross the Sion-bound vehicles coming from Mankhurd. Therefore, MMRDA plans to build an additional arm to the Amar Mahal junction so vehicles on the flyover can directly move to SCLR.

The project has received initial approval and is awaiting a final nod. The tendering process for the Rs225 crore project will begin by the end of this year, while actual construction may start midway through 2015.

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