If all the proposed metro and monorail projects were to be executed effectively and started rolling on time, Mumbai - the city of dreams - would soon be a commutersÂ´ paradise.
The long gestation period of the project coupled with price rises led to a bid to increase the Mumbai Metro fares. Legislative changes at that juncture brought into conflict the concessioning authority and the Central Government on this issue.
The process is to begin shortly to construct an elevated road connecting Bandra-Kurla Complex and Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) said that in another month or so they will commence the process of inviting bids to construct the bridge linking the Eastern Express Highway and LBS Road to Bandra-Kurla Complex, the key business district of Mumbai.
To start launching girders for the delayed Santa Cruz Chembur Link Road (SCLR) project in Mumbai, the Central Railway (CR) has finally given permission to the two infrastructure agencies. The nodal agency Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and the implementing agency Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRTC) have been waiting for issue of blocks (time for work) by the CR since March this year.
In Mumbai, construction work on the much needed Kherwadi flyover on Western Express Highway (WEH) is all set to begin, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has announced. The construction on the flyover is to take at least 18 months.
The Eastern Freeway in Mumbai has been very useful to commuters, but it has also added to the bottleneck at Panjrapole junction in Chembur. To avoid this, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) now plans to ease the congestion at Panjrapole junction in Chembur by building an additional flyover.
The Maharashtra government has decided to promote the Manori-Gorai-Uttan belt as a tourism zone. The seafront of this 18 km-long enclave will be made accessible to the public by a 5 km coastal road restricted to the beach area. It will give an impetus to tourism by allowing resorts and tourist activities in green zones as well.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has stated that though the 22.5 km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project has been delayed, the Worli-Sewri elevated road, which is meant for dispersal of the MTHL traffic to Western parts of the city, will be constructed as per the schedule.