New BKC Flyovers planned

An elevated road and a two-pronged flyover are planned to ease the flow of traffic in and out of Bandra-Kurla Complex, decongest the Kalanagar and the BKC-CST Road junctions, and extend an east-west link road from Eastern Express Highway to the Western Express Highway and ensure faster connectivity between the two traffic arteries.
A 1.9-km elevated road starting from the Vakola junction on WEH up to Asian Heart Hospital in BKC is planned. The alignment of this road will pass through Kalina Mumbai University land. “We do not anticipate any hurdles as the land belongs to another government department,“ said an officer.
This connection will enable BKC-bound vehicles to skip the almost 5 km busy stretch between Vakola and Bandra via Kalanagar.
BKC will also be served by a 1.1-km arm of a planned Santacruz-Chembur Link Road extension flyover. Taking off from Kapadia Nagar in Kurla, it will swing into BKC and enable vehicles to escape the congested Imam Ahmed Raza Chowk on CST Road.
As of now, entry to BKC is via CST road and BKC road from the east, from WEH through Kalanagar and a less developed road through Vakola pipeline-government colony stretch. “With a rise in financial and other institutions in the complex, the number of vehicles visiting has also grown, causing traffic congestion and cumbersome connectivity ,“ said the MMRDA official. These new connections will ensure smoother flow into and out of the business hub.
The 3.5-km elevated SCLR extension will start at Kapadia Nagar in Kurla and end at Vakola on the WEH, helping smoother flow on CST road as airport-direction traffic can take the elevated road. Multiple ramps will be provided at various places to enter and exit this elevated road.

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