Motorists travelling to Bandra Kurla Complex from the Western Express Highway (WEH) will have one more access route as the MMRDA has decided to build an elevated corridor from Vakola Junction, over Mumbai University's land in Kalina. Commuters now have to travel 3.8 km, through Pipeline Road, parallel to WEH, and bypass the government colony to reach Bharat Diamond Bourse in BKC. Another option is to take a 5 km-long route via Kalanagar.
MMRDA will also construct a 400 m long and 30 m wide road near the University linking BKC to SCLR. In all, the University will hand over 34,715 sq m of land.
Madan said bids will be finalised for the project in three to four months and it will take at least two years to complete the project. Besides, MMRDA has also planned an Eastern Express Highway-BKC connector and Kalangar Junction improvement project that will feature a flyover linking the Bandra-Worli Sealink Road.