Those travelling from Goregaon towards Bandra should brace themselves for traffic snarls. Repair work on the south-bound Dindoshi flyover is likely to begin from the first week of April.
According to the latest plan by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and Mumbai Traffic Police, the repair work to replace nine spans that aren't in a healthy state will take 45 days to complete. Thus, it should finish by May 31.
A senior traffic official said that they do not want the repair work to extend till the monsoon as the traffic situation could worsen on the Western Express Highway.
An MSRDC official, who requested anonymity, said, "It is sort of a reconstruction of Dindoshi bridge." The corporation had approved Rs56 lakh for the job but latest estimates mention the repair price as Rs70 lakh.
Asked about the status of the 'No Objection Certificate' for Dindoshi flyover, deputy commissioner of police (traffic), Pratap Dighavkar, said, "We will issue the 'No Objection Certificate' for the repair work only after MSRDC instals diversion boards and resurfaces road below the bridge for better traffic movement."
Last October, cracks on the elevated road had come to light, after which authorities have been working on a plan to fix the bridge.
Pre-cast spans will be used to reduce repair duration, as it is anticipated that once the bridge is partly shut for traffic, it will only increase commuting woes for motorists for over a months.