Thane, Oct 4: Maharashtra minister for public works Anil Deshmukh has announced that seven flyovers would be constructed in the city at a cost of Rs 213 crore by the end of year 2010.
After visiting the busy Kapurbawadi junction and touring the city last evening, Mr Deshmukh announced the decision and told mediapersons that tenders for the flyovers would be floated immediately and they would be ''toll free''.
He said the Ghodbunder road, which has been already improvised, will now have a fly over at a cost of Rs 125 crore, with four lanes and a length of 1,300 metres at the Kapurbawdi junction.
Flyovers would also be constructed at Manpada, Patlipada and Wagbhil at a cost of around Rs 20 crores.
The busy Harinivas Junction, Meenatai Thackeray Chowk and Malhar Cinema will also have flyovers, to be constructed with an investment of Rs 60 crore, Mr Deshmukh said.
Mr Deshmukh also said that a proposal for monorail for Thane city has been kept before the State cabinet for its approval and once approved, the survey for the work of the same would begin.
Mr Deshmukh was accompanied by Deputy Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Council Vasant Davkhare, MLC Jitendra Awhad, Thane district Shiv Sena Chief and MLA Eknath Shinde, City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra Limited Director Subash Bhoir, Thane Municipal Corporation Commissioner Nandakumar Jantre and Thane Collector Abasaheb Jarhad, during his visit.