Sahar elevated road opens in Dec


Mumbai: Motorists in the western suburbs can expect easier traffic movement as the MMRDA plans to open the Sahar elevated road corridor by December this year.
A senior MMRDA official said, “The corridor will be thrown open to vehicle users when Terminal 2 of the Chattrapati Shivaji International Airport is commissioned.”
The 3.3-km corridor of the Sahar elevated road originates from the Western Express Highway and culminates at the international airport. The elevated road has come on the existing Sahar road and has been designed in such a way that it will benefit motorists coming from both the north and south end of Andheri.
Work on the Rs 377-crore project had started in January 2008. The construction of the 6-lane road, which will have four entry and two exit points, has overshot multiple dead
lines because of problems in right of way. An official said, “A key challenge was to rehabilitate 700 families who were designated as project affected.”
“We carried out the work without any major repercussion on the WEH and Sahar road traffic. The project also includes the construction of the
city’s first vehicular underpass with cut and cover technology,” he added.
In April 2012, MMRDA began excavation work on the vehicular underpass that originated from the WEH’s northbound side. The 100-metre tunnel is 9 metres below the road.

Source : Times Of India