As they say, ” There is light at the end of the Tunnel”, same is the case of Mumbai’s infrastructure story. Although a lot has been done over the past few years, but some thing or the other misses at the tail be it final touches, finishing or jam at the end of the new flyover.
The Maharashtra Government has received an inprinciple approval for the Coastal Road which will connect Suburbs (Locations like Kandivili) to South Mumbai may be till chowpatty or some where around Worli we do not know as yet, keeping in mind, we have the Bandra – Worli Sea Link, it be interesting to see the plans which may come up in some time.
The Western Suburbs of Mumbai are choked and jammed due to poor planning, lots of slums and encroachments on the main S V Road etc. East West connectivity is the poorest between Andheri and Borivali with just around 4 flyovers at present servicing the east west connectivity.
A coastal road which will perhaps be along the coast will boost the connectivity to the throbbing suburbs and hopefully with better connectivity, they will be able to decongest the suburbs to an extent. The need of the hour is to open up the coast with Boats, Catamarans, Ferries which perhaps may be a much cheaper to do, but the State Government wants to get into the way of a lot of Environment Challenges, the stretch of Entire Juhu Beach, the Bandstand and the Carter Road.
Let us see what the state has plans.
Please review the following : http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/roads-traffic-bridges-get-the-lions-share-in-bmc-budget/
Click here for the BMC Report – http://www.mcgm.gov.in/irj/portalapps/com.mcgm.RTI_GMDA/docs/Costal%20road.pdf
Author – Sandeep Sadh – CEO – Mumbai Property Exchange
The Views and comments are personal of the Author.