In all seven infrastructure projects are expected to be completed this year (2014). The first being the Sahar Elevated Road followed by others, including mono and metro rails.
The Sahar Elevated Road will connect Western Express Highway to Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. Terminal 2 of CSIA is scheduled to be inaugurated by prime minister Manmohan Singh on January 10, it is at the same time the elevated corridor will be thrown open to the public.
“Other projects that will be completed include first phase of monorail between Chembur and Wadala. Mumbaikars should expect it to be opened in January,” said Ashwini Bhide, additional metropolitan commissioner, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
While the other projects lined up for completion are metro rail between Versova and Ghatkopar, Santa Cruz Chembur Link Road, Amar Mahal Junction Flyover, third phase of Eastern Freeway with a tunnel and opening of the entire Kapurbawdi flyover. The third phase of Eastern Freeway and second tunnel near Panjarpol will ensure completion of the entire Eastern Freeway project.
“Panjarpol to Chembur-Mankhurd Link Road is an elevated road having a total length of 3.65km and constructed at Rs293.87 crore,” said another MMRDA official.
Versova – Andheri – Ghatkopar metro rail is expected to be inaugurated by March. Amar Mahal Junction flyover is being constructed along with Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road, is scheduled for completion only by March.