Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


The Mumbai Coastal Road Project’s toll-free first part can be partially opened for site visitors this month-end, providing solace from site visitors hassles to town residents, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde stated right here on Sunday.

The CM made the announcement throughout a cleanliness marketing campaign launched from the twin-tunnel of the MCR close to the Priyadarshini Park on Napean Sea Road.

Shinde stated that work on the two.07 km lengthy tunnel from Worli to Girgaon Chowpatty on Marine Drive (the south-bound arm), constructed below the Malabar Hill, has been accomplished and it shall be thrown open for site visitors by the tip of January.

Taking a experience contained in the tunnel, he stated that for the primary time in India, the Saccardo nozzles, a state-of-the-art air flow system has been put in within the twin tunnel. Saccardo nozzles or ejectors will introduce air-jets contained in the tunnels, from three big 2 metre diameter followers put in exterior every tunnel, and drive away the air inside in a specific course to enhance the air flow and high quality of air inside.

For emergency functions there are particular preparations made each 300 metres with utility bins for the tunnel’s utility providers, plus a complicated site visitors administration management centre.

The Chief Minister stated that the second tunnel can be accomplished by May-end and the complete venture would assist save treasured time and gas prices, in addition to lowering emissions.

A pet venture of former Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) CM Uddhav Thackeray, the MCR is being constructed by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at a price of over Rs 12, 000 crore.

The first contains 111 hectares of land reclaimed from the Arabian Sea, 26.50 hectares will go to construct the inter-changes for the MCR, 14.50 hectares to construct a sea-wall to guard the coastal street from lashing sea-waves, in addition to public areas and different facilities being constructed on 70 hectares.

On the ten.58 km-long MCR, 170 mono-piles have been constructed below the bridges, and upon completion, Mumbai will get a further 8.50 km lengthy and 20 metres broad sea-promenade with different points of interest like a biodiversity park, a buttery backyard, landscaping, cycle-tracks, open-air theatres, seating for guests, bogs and underground parking for over 1, 800 automobiles.

Currently, the three.60 km lengthy Marine Drive — also referred to as the Queen’s Necklace — is the longest promenade working from Girgaum Chowpatty to Nariman Point.

Subsequently, the MCR would function the ‘very important hyperlink’ for the proposed 44-km lengthy Coastal Road extension from Versova to Virar (Palghar), which in flip can be linked with the upcoming Rs 1 lakh crore Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which is round two-thirds accomplished.

Prior to the MCR, on January 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the much-anticipated ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri-Nhava Sheva Atal Setu’ — or the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, which is able to enable Mumbai residents to zoom between Mumbai-Raigad in simply 20 minutes, in contrast with the two hours’ time it takes at the moment.

CM Shinde reviewed the preparations being made for PM Modi’s journey subsequent Friday and even launched a cleanliness drive on each side of the MTHL.

The MTHL will supply fast entry to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the Mumbai-Goa Highway, the Virar-Raigad hall, the Mumbai Port Authority and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Authority, the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport and different main infrastructure and growth tasks, in addition to a brand new gate-way to the coastal Konkan area.

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