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Mumbai Coastal Road Update
Mumbai Coastal Road Update: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has exciting news for Mumbai residents. The first part of the Mumbai Coastal Road, connecting Marine Drive to Worli, is about to open by the end of January 2024. This is a big step to make traffic in Mumbai smoother.
Chief Minister Shinde proudly talks about Maharashtra being a leader in hosting many infrastructure projects in the country. This coastal road is one of those projects.
BMC’s Coastal Road Project Current Status
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is building this road. It will connect the southern part of Mumbai (Marine Drive) to Kandivali in the west, passing through the Bandra Worli Sea Link. The goal is to reduce traffic in the northern parts of Mumbai.
Mumbai Coastal Road Project Details
The first phase of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project, with an estimated cost of Rs 12,500 crore, is not merely about constructing a road. It envisions adding an 8.5-kilometer sea promenade, 20 meters wide, between Priyadarshini Park at Napean Sea Road and the Worli side of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.
Project’s Ambitious Goals and Components
The project’s ambition becomes evident when considering its diverse components—coastal roads, tunnels, bridges, flyovers, elevated roads, and more. Of particular note is the construction of India’s largest 12.19-meter diameter tunnel, positioned 20 meters below the Arabian Sea and 70 meters beneath Malabar Hill. This tunnel, named ‘Mavala,’ will feature three lanes for north and southbound traffic, with one lane reserved for emergency transport.
Beyond its transportation benefits, the project places a strong focus on environmental impact and sustainability. The goal is not just to alleviate traffic but also to enhance the environment, providing much-needed recreational public spaces and greenery.
First Phase of Mumbai Coastal Road Project Completion Date
Mumbai Coastal Road Update: The first phase of the coastal road covers a substantial 10.58-kilometer stretch from the iconic Marine Drive to the bustling neighborhood of Worli in south Mumbai. As this section nears completion, it brings the promise of a smoother and more efficient commute for thousands of daily travelers.
Second Phase of Coastal Road Project
Looking ahead, the second phase of the project will extend the connectivity from the Bandra Sea Link to Kandivali Junction, completing the coastal road network. This holistic approach aims to provide a comprehensive solution to Mumbai’s traffic challenges.
Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Latest News
As India anticipates the completion of its longest sea bridge, the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), the project’s latest developments and significance are generating widespread interest. This ambitious project, spanning from Sewri to Nhava Sheva, promises to significantly reduce travel time, allowing citizens to cover a distance of 22 kilometers in just 15 minutes.
Amidst the buzz surrounding the MTHL, the latest news suggests that the bridge, labeled as India’s longest sea bridge, might be opened to the public on December 25. However, with only 97 percent completion, the inauguration might proceed, but the entire project is not expected to conclude until January 2024. This discrepancy is due to pending work on electrification, pole erection, toll booths, and system integration.
You can read complete details of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), its route, project cost, background, and current status in our article Unraveling the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL): India’s Longest 22 km Sea Bridge Project!
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