Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today laid the foundation stone of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) 4.5 Km Sewri-Worli Elevated Corridor (SWEC) project and inaugurated one arm of the flyover at Kalanagar Junction.
The MMRDA’s 6-lane Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project (MTHL) has a length of 22 km. The Sewri-Worli connector will cater to 4 lane traffic coming from MTHL Project, according to an official release from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO). The project was approved by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) and the Maharashtra State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) during the 145th meeting of the MCZMA held on July 7, 2020 and 205th meeting held on September 8, 2020 respectively.
The project starts from the Sewri interchange on MTHL and runs along Acharya Donde Marg, Jagannath Bhatnakar Marg, Drainage Channel road, and meets at Narayan Hardikar Marg near the INS Trata Junction. J.Kumar Infraprojects Limited has received the letter of acceptance (LoA) for a contract worth Rs 10.52 billion. Gammon India Ltd, Hindustan Construction Company, Larsen & Toubro, NCC and Simplex Infrastructure had participated in the tender.
The Kalanagar junction flyover is proposed by the MMRDA and has awarded the work contract on February 2, 2017. “In this project, 2 Lane flyover from Worli Bandra Sea Link towards Bandra Kurla Complex of about 715 meters long (B-arm) and 2 Lane flyover from Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) to Worli Sea Link of about 604 meters (C-arm) is proposed. Also 2 Lane free left arm flyover, having a length of about 310 meters is proposed from Dharavi to Worli Sea Link (D-arm),” says the release. The arm C was inaugurated by CM Thackeray. The CM also inaugurated a cycle track as part of the project of the refurbishment of footpaths and road junctions in the G block of BKC.
“This a pilot project and bifurcated into 2 phases. The tendered cost for phase-1 is ₹18.11 crores and for phase-2 it is ₹14.12 crores. The project includes improving 8 Junctions and in-between streets at G-Block of BKC to have enhanced facilities like a protected cycle track, clutter-free pedestrian realm. Of the total scope, 4 junctions and streets between them are planned to be completed by April 2021,” says the release.
The CM also inaugurated smart parking at BKC. The driver can park their vehicle in these parking slots with minimum human intervention. Owner of the vehicle can book their parking space a minimum 3 Hours before parking of the vehicle through mobile app and also Website in the nearest Parking Slot in the Bandra-Kurla Complex. In the Parking Slot, minimum three electrical bikes would be available for the movement of vehicle owners to move in the surrounding area of about 3 km from parking slots after parking of the vehicle.