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Mumbai’s second coastal road project will be connecting Kharghar and Panvel to the Navi Mumbai International Airport and will launch by 2021.
What Is It?
Right after the environment clearances, Mumbai’s second coastal road project will start construction at Navi Mumbai. This ₹270 crore project is going to be managed by CIDCO and will be constructed in 2 phases. The first one will be 5.8 km long and will connect the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link Corridor (MTHL) to Navi Mumbai International Airport and the second one will be 9.5 km long and will connect Kharghar to Panvel. After the launch of this coastal road, the Navi Mumbai traffic scene will surely be congested.
What Do We Know?
Eventually, the 2 phases will be connecting providing us easy access from Kharghar to the Navi Mumbai International Airport. When it comes to traffic issues, the main area of congestion is currently the Sion-Panvel highway and that will be relieved with the coastal project. Along with making travel easier, the 9.5 km Kharghar to Nerul stretch will also have a side by side cycling track.
What’s The Update On The First Project?
Come April 2018 and the construction of the Mumbai Coastal Project will begin. Once that is done, you will be able to skip through Mumbai’s peak traffic scene and get from Marine Drive to Bandra within minutes. This ₹8000 crore project will have eight lanes and had to go through 17 clearances overall to get a confirmation.
The Coastal project will be of 10 km with 3.4 km stretch will include tunnels (only 2 lanes), 90 hectares in water and 70 hectare green promenade. The promenade will also contain a parking area and a bus depot. The project will be completed be 2022 and passengers will be able to get from Marine Drive to Bandra within 18 minutes.