MMRDA agrees on infrastructural developments in Kalyan-Dombivali

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Mumbai, Nov 12 (UNI) A skywalk connecting east and west of Kalyan town, under the Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation (KDMC), will be a reality soon with Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) taking up the project.

The decisions was taken in a meeting held here to reach an agreement regarding various developmental projects under KDMC with MMRDA today, Maharashtra Legislative Council Chairperson Vasant Davkhare said in a release here.

The skywalk (1,4000 metres), which was proposed to ease the traffic congestion, is divided into two parts -- from Kalyan Railway Station (west) to Gurudev Hotel and from Gurudev Hotel to Shivaji Chowk, connects the three existing rail over bridges at Kalyan station and cost around Rs 83.90 crore. It is being constructed under the Station Area Traffic Improvement Scheme.

MMRDA has also decided to provide Rs 1,400 crore for four flyovers at Thane-Ghodbunder Road and construction of the Dombivali-Mumbra Link Road, following requests by the Municipal Corporations and Municipal Councils in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) to implement the projects under Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project at regional level, MMRDA Commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad said.

MMRDA will also work on the extension of the existing skywalk at Dombivali, Mr Gaikwad said.

Mr Davkhare also suggested that MMRDA should provide financial assistance to the 27 villages at Kalyan which were dropped from its jurisdiction for building of roads.

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