Mumbai: Byculla ROB To Be Ready By October Says BEST; Will Ease SoBo’s Traffic Woes

The Byculla Road Over Bridge or ROB will be completed soon as per the estimates of the authorities.

by Tooba Shaikh
Mumbai: Byculla ROB To Be Ready By October Says BEST; Will Ease SoBo’s Traffic Woes

South Mumbai’s traffic woes will be eased by the end of the year, it seems. The Byculla Road Over Bridge or ROB will be completed soon as per the estimates of the authorities. Once completed, it will ease traffic congestion and make space for more vehicles. Downward traffic on the bridge has been stopped. Here are all of the other important details that you would need to know about this ROB.

Mumbai: Byculla ROB To Be Ready By October As Per BEST

According to an article which was recently published by Mumbai Live, the work for connecting the bridge has already been started. As per information by the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport or BEST, it might be ready by October.

The construction of this new ROB is being undertaken by the Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation or MahaRail. If reports are to go by, the bridge will be cable-stayed. The capacity of the bridge will also be increased and it will now have a total of six lanes.

This will accommodate more motorists and will help in easing the traffic congestion. After the completion of the bridge, the old ones will be demolished and their traffic will be diverted to the newer one.

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Some Bus Routes To Be Diverted Due To Partial Traffic Closure

It has also been reported that the downward traffic on the bridge has been stopped. As a result, the routes of a few BEST buses will be diverted. These are routes of buses numbered C-1, 4, A-5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 15, A-19, A-21, A-25, C-51, 67 and 69.

As of now, around 45 per cent of the work for the Byculla Bridge has been completed. Reports also indicate that the Reay Road Bridge will be done before the Byculla one.

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Are you looking forward to the opening of this bridge? How has its closure impacted your commute? Let us know in the comments section below!

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