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Six flyovers to be constructed by end of 2007 in Mumbai

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, May 12 (UNI) In an effort to further ease traffic congestion in Mumbai, Maharashtra government has embarked on construction of six new flyovers which will be completed by the end of 2007.

Addressing a press conference here, Public works minister Anil Deshmukh said the new flyovers to come up in the Western suburbs at Kherwadi, Dindoshi, Malad (Times of India building),Thakur COmplex (Kandivali), S V Road-Barfiwala junction in Andheri west and Sumannagar (Chembur) on the Eastern express highway.

He said the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) would be the nodal agency for construction of these flyovers being funded by the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) under the Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project (MUIP). The new flyovers are being constructed at the cost of Rs 150 crore, he added.

Apart from the six flyovers, there are three more in the pipeline at Santacruz,Sion and Navghar, he said and added there were 42 proposed flyovers and the number will be reduced because of the upcoming Metro rail project.

Speaking about the Santacruz-Chembur double decker flyover, Mr Deshmukh said 90 per cent residents from 3500 slums who will be project affected have been rehabilitated. When asked about the Peddar Road flyover, the minister said the techno-economic feasibility study and environment assessment study is in progress.


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