MMRDA to construct elevated road between Sewri and Wadala

While Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has invited bids for the ambitious Sewri-Nhava Sheva trans harbour sea link, there are plans to construct a 4 km elevated road between Sewri and Wadala.The proposed elevated road is part of the traffic dispersal system which is being put in place for the trans harbour link. The elevated road will be constructed by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). MMRDA’s joint director Dilip Kawathkar said the traffic dispersal system would involve construction of an elevated road to Sewri and an interchange linking it to the Eastern Freeway being constructed between Musuem and Anik-Wadala. Work on the Eastern Freeway costing over Rs 400 crore is already underway. The Sewri-Wadala elevated road will have four lanes and will be 25 metre wide and is estimated to cost Rs 250 crore. The east-west bridge will pass over existing flyovers on Ambedkar road and Senapati Bapat Marg and will have ramps to facilitate vehicular movement.Kawathkar added, “The proposal is at a preliminary stage. We will share our plans with MSRDC which will have to give us access for construction at Sewri side.” MMRDA will have to seek permission from BEST and the railways as a part of construction will pass through their land.MSRDC will be developing traffic dispersal system on Nhava Sheva side and bids cover the construction of this work as well. While MSRDC is executing the sea link project, MMRDA is financing its construction. The eight lane 22 km bridge is estimated to cost Rs 7500 crore and work is expected to start by January 2009.

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