Worli-sewri elevated road to be ready in 4 years: MMRDA
Although the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project has been further delayed, the Worli-Sewri elevated road, which is meant for dispersal of the MTHL traffic, Western parts of Mumbai, will be constructed as per the schedule.Updated: Aug 08, 2013, 10:52 IST
Although the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project has been further delayed, the Worli-Sewri elevated road, which is meant for dispersal of the MTHL traffic to Western parts of the city, will be constructed as per the schedule.
In addition to connectivity to MTHL, MMRDA officials say, the elevated road will have additional ramps on D’Mello road so it will be used by motorists from the eastern parts of the city to reach the western side in case MTHL is delayed.
The 22.5 km MTHL is set to provide faster and shorter connectivity between the city and Navi Mumbai International Airport along with the highways going to Pune and Goa.
To provide smooth connectivity between the MTHL and western parts of the city, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) planned the 4.5 km Worli- Sewri elevated road, which will start in Narayan Hardikar Marg, Worli, and meet MTHL at its Sewri interchange near Sewri Railway Station.
On Monday, the MTHL project failed to take off for the third time raising doubts over the construction of the elevated road. However, MMRDA claimed that the elevated road will be constructed as per the schedule and it will be used by motorists from D’Mello road.
The MTHL failed to take off as investors- bidders backed off after they found implementation of the project on Public Private Partnership basis financially unviable. However, the elevated road will be constructed on cash contract, in which MMRDA will bear the project cost.
“Since the elevated road will be constructed on cash contract, there will be no risk for the contractor. So we anticipate the road to be completed in deadline,” said MMRDA commissioner UPS Madan.
MMRDA has already invited tenders for the Rs 500 crore project and officials say the elevated road will be ready in four years.