Starting from January 15, motorists should avoid Lower Parel – Currey Road stretch as Mahadev Palav Road outside Currey Road will be closed for vehicular traffic for almost a month.
The reason for closure is construction of second phase of monorail by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
“Guideway beam launching activity needs to be done for which it is necessary to shut Mahadev Palav Marg for vehicular traffic. The traffic police department has given the go ahead for launching of the guideway beams,” said Ashwini Bhide, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.
The launching work is part of the aim to meet the deadline for the second phase of the project by March 2015.
The closure of road for vehicle movement is necessary due to the road being narrow. Attempts will be made to complete the launching work within a short time.
During the launching phase, traffic will be diverted to other roads like S bridge, Chinckpokli and Parel.
In December 2012, the development authority had temporarily closed the same road for foundation work of monorail pillars on either ends of Mahadev Palav Road.
There are 10 stations along the 11.20km long second phase between Wadala and Jacob Circle, namely, Sant Gadge Maharaj Chowk (Jacob Circle), Currey Road, Mint Colony, Ambedkar Nagar, Naigaon, Dadar East, Wadala Bridge, Acharya Atre Nagar, Antop Hill and Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar.