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Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is set to build the new Metro-4 line which will run from Wadala to Kasarvadavali along with three flyovers at three points on the alignment to ensure smooth flow of traffic. The flyover will run on the lower deck and the Metro on the upper deck.

“We have proposed to construct flyovers, which were initially planned to ease the bottleneck but did not take off due to the metro alignment. In Metro-4, there are a total of three flyovers planned in areas, including Bhayandar Pada, Kasarvadavli and Anandnagar near Ghodbundar,” said Pravin Darade, additional metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, adding, “The recently approved Metro line will have flyovers at Thane and Mira-Bhayander.” Similarly, the Metro-9 corridor that will run from Dahisar to Mira-Bhayandar will also have two flyovers running parallel to it.

The metro will run on the upper deck while vehicular traffic will move on the lower deck. The alignment runs through Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) to Andheri and Dahisar to Mira Bhayandar.

The total estimated cost of the project is said to be around Rs 6,600 crore and is proposed to be funded by both the state and Union governments, along with loans from funding agencies. The bidding process for this corridor has been initiated.

A similar plan has been set up for the Metro line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli-Kanjurmarg), wherein the civic body had already constructed half the flyover. The elevated road, which is an extension of the Jogeshwari flyover, is proposed to connect the Mahakali caves in Andheri east. The MMRDA has decided to construct this metro and flyover on common piers. Also, Metro line 2B (DN Nagar to Mandale) will also share common piers with the proposed Kalanagar flyover.

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