Mumbai, the financial capital of India, has been growing with advanced infrastructure. The city has a local railway system (also called Mumbai’s lifeline), a developing metro system, a BEST system and so on. Now, the MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) is set to construct the pedestrian bridge project that will connect BKC to Sion-Dharavi and Mahim. Here are the details of this new infrastructure project of Mumbai city.
BKC-Sion-Mahim Nature Park Pedestrian Bridge
The MMRDA is going to start the pedestrian bridge project. This project will be constructed across the Mithi River and connect Bandra Kurla Complex to Sion-Dharavi through Mahim Nature Park. Being one of the largest pedestrian bridges, this project will boost pedestrian traffic and will be a tourist attraction for bird watchers.
The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) has given clearance to the project. As per the proposed plan, this project lies in CRZ I A (mangrove buffer zone), a non-CRZ and CRZ II area. In order to avoid any damage to the mangroves, the bridge will be constructed more than fifteen metres above them. The length of the bridge will be 1.5 kilometres and will be built on a total land of 7,970 square metres.
Benefits To The Commuter!
The Mithi River mangroves are home to several birds and will offer tourists a great opportunity to go bird-watching. And not to mention, Mahim Nature Park — the Green Lungs Of Mumbai, is included in the project and will also add to the benefit!
Other than this, there is a massive crowd of working professionals who have to travel from Sion to BKC and often opt for private vehicles or auto-rickshaws. This contributes to air pollution! By building the pedestrian bridge, people will be able to walk to their offices without any trouble and the amount of traffic will also be reduced.
In addition to this, commuters from Kurla Railway Station will also benefit from this bridge. At Kurla Station, you will witness a massive crowd as it is a junction for both the Central and Harbour lines. And this bridge will help manage congestion.
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