No more traffic snags on Eastern Express Highway

Thatís what MUIP hopes to achieve with its latest project which includes wider roads, new flyovers and five subways on the stretch

In an attempt to decongest traffic on the Eastern Express Highway, the state government intends to widen roads and build flyovers and five subways along the 19km stretch.

The project is a part of the Mumbai Urban Improvement Project (MUIP), under which the state government plans to improve the road network across the eastern and western suburbs. While Rs 1,316 crore has been sanctioned for projects in the eastern suburbs, a 195.35km stretch of road will be improved. The Eastern Express Highway, along with Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg in the eastern suburbs, is slotted as a Priority 1 project. Priority 1 projects will cover 133.30km of road at a cost of Rs 1087 crore. The project will be undertaken in three phases - Sion to Suman Nagar, Suman Nagar to Ghatkoper and Ghatkoper to Mulud.

Subway projects

The state government has proposed a vehicular subway at Ghatkoper on stretch between Suman Nagar and Ghatkoper. The road will be expanded from a two-four lane road to an eight-lane road

The vehicular subway will be 20 meters long and 40 meters wide and will be constructed for Rs 2 crore

A Pedestrian subway will also be constructed at Amar Mahal. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs. 15.49 core

The pedestrian subway will approximately cost Rs. 1.50 crore and will be 40 x 4 meters wide.

Between Ghatkoper and Mulund, the government plans to construct three pedestrian subways. The subways will be constructed at Navghar Junction, Kannamwar Nagar and Godrej Colony

Flyover projects

A flyover is to constructed over Priyadarshini Junction on the Sion-Suman Nagar stretch

The flyover at Suman Nagar will be 800 meters long and 12 meters long and 12 meters wide with three lanes

The cost of the flyover is estimated to be Rs 20 crore

Roadwork projects

The length of the Sion-Suman Nagar stretch is 2.20 km and the width is 30 x 35 meters

The existing Sion-Suman stretch, which is 8-10 lanes, will be expanded to 12

This 14km stretch will cost Rs. 47.94 crore

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