Ride your vehicle on India’s second longest flyover in Mumbai today
Mumbai: Thursday will mark yet another historical day in Mumbai’s history when India's second longest flyover will be made open to the public. The 16.8-km long much-awaited Eastern Freeway flyover will be thrown open to public today after angry citizens protested the delay.
The authorities were reportedly waiting for a VIP from the Centre but now Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will inaugurate it, bringing relief to thousands of Mumbai's motorists who are tired of braving potholed, congested roads in Mumbai.
More than 40,000 motorists will now be able to take the 14 km, signal-free route between CST and Chembur, in less than 25 minutes. Currently, it takes a minimum of 45 minutes to reach SoBo from the eastern suburbs.
The Eastern Freeway Project is a 16.4-km fast and additional corridor to connect the island city and the eastern suburbs. It runs from Orange Gate to Anik-Panjarpol Link Road and further up to Ghatkopar. It is divided in three parts - One, the corridor from Orange Gate to the beginning of Anik-Panjarpol Link Road (9.29-km); Two, the corridor from Anik to the beginning of Panjarpol-Ghatkopar Link Road (4.3-km) and Three, Panjarpol to Ghatkopar (2.81-km).
This is the first urban twin tunnel of the country. There is a 400-meter long flyover at VashiNaka and a small 40-meter flyover to jump the RCF junction.
Eastern Freeway project, built at a cost of Rs 850 crore, comes as a silver lining this monsoon.
The 16.8-km long flyover much-awaited Eastern Freeway will be thrown open to public today after angry citizens protested the delay.