MMRDA to build two flyovers near CST Bridge

Santacruz Chembur Link RoadThe much-delayed Santacruz Chembur Link Road project is expected to be completed early next year.

The MMRDA is planning to construct two flyovers near CST Bridge in Kurla to regulate the flow of traffic from Santacruz Chembur Link Road (SCLR), which is expected to be completed early next year. MMRDA is also planning to remodel CST Bridge.

The first flyover will be from the road to Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) to CST Road in Kurla, from where vehicles can take the SCLR. The second will be from Mumbai University junction in Kalina to CST Road.

"The bridges were not part of the original plan of the SCLR, but with the project nearing completion, traffic congestion on CST Road will increase. The flyovers will serve in regulating traffic and provide direct connectivity from BKC to SCLR," said MMRDA spokesperson Dilip Kawathkar.

"We will prepare a feasibility report and the agency selected to draft the report will advise us on the length, width, design of the flyovers and total cost. We expect to choose an agency by September-end. Work will begin next year," Kawathkar said.

CST Bridge is 40 metres long and 30 metres wide. After remodelling, the bridge would be 100 metres long and will 45 metres wide, officials said.

The 6.45-km SCLR, which will enhance the east-west connectivity in the city, is being constructed as part of the World Bank-funded Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) and was scheduled to be completed in 2008.

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