Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is well-connected with the local trains, roads, and metro trains. However, this has divided the city into three zones — Central, Western, and Harbour. And this has created obstacles for people who travel between these zones. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is working towards building connectivity between these zones to ease travel for daily commuters, and the Goregaon-Mulund link road is a step further in that direction. Here is all you need to know about the development of this link road.
Goregaon-Mulund Link Road
Mumbai’s civic body, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, had started the construction of a link road that connects the Western Express Highway (in Goregaon) to the Eastern Express Highway (in Mulund). The project is divided into four phases and has started the groundwork recently. According to the budget stated by BMC, the first two phases of the project will be completed this year.
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Four Phases Of Link Road:
The first phase of Goregaon-Mulund Link Road is the construction of Nahur Road Over Bridge. According to BMC, they have completed nearly seventy per cent of this first phase and will be completed by December 2023. The second phase includes widening the Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR) in Mulund West and the Goregaon East area. With more than sixty per cent work completed, BMC has claimed to complete the second phase by May 2023.
The third phase of the project has partially started. It includes the construction of an Elevated Rotary at the Junction of Guru Gobind Singh Road and GMLR, a flyover at Ratnagiri Hotel Junction in Goregaon East, and a flyover at Hedgewar Junction in Mulund West. However, this will be completed by January 2025. The fourth phase includes the construction of a flyover at Airoli Junction in Mulund East and an underpass at the cross Western Express Highway at Oberoi Mall in Goregaon.
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The total cost of this project is ₹8,000 crores, however, the tender process for the fourth phase has not started yet. It is estimated that this new road will cut travel time between Mulund and Goregaon to twenty minutes.
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