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Mumbai's Kherwadi flyover opens to motorists today

Monday, 16 June 2014 - 7:22am IST | Agency: dna

Two elevated roads will be inaugurated for motorists on Monday – Kherwadi flyover and Panjarpol-Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road.

CM Prithviraj Chavan will inaugurate south-bound Kherwadi bridge at 3pm, followed by the third phase of the Eastern Freeway (Panjarpol-Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road) on Monday. 

With the 580-metre long south-bound Kherwadi flyover complete, motorists will have a signal-free ride from Dahisar to Worli, if they drive via the Bandra Worli Sea Link. Work began in November 2013, with an initial deadline of May 31.

Post monsoon, the second arm, that is the north-bound one, will be constructed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). The second project that will reduce commuting time for motorists, is 2.80 km long and the third phase of the overall 16.4 km-long Eastern Freeway that will connect the Panjarpol Junction and Ghatkopar Mankhurd Link Road. As per earlier plans, this elevated road was to land on Eastern Express Highway at Ghatkopar, however, it was cut short due to various reasons.

Despite the inauguration on Monday, a portion of the 2.8 km road is yet to get completed at the northern end. Work on this project had taken off in August 2009, and later, there were many revisions in the project deadline.

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