Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurates 2nd arm of newly built Sealink-BKC flyover
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurates 2nd arm of newly built Sealink-BKC flyover
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Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray officially inaugurated the new flyover on Monday afternoon, built by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

Now, commuters travelling from the Sea Link to BKC will not have to wait for long time at the Kalanagar Junction's signal anymore, as the two-lane flyover will provide them with a seamless travel experience.

The MMRDA, special planning authority of the BKC, had proposed three flyovers in an effort to relieve the Kalanagar signal snarl. The first, with two lanes, allowing commuters travelling from BKC Junction towards the Bandra-Worli Sea Link is already operational, the second two-lane flyover from the Sea Link towards BKC will be accessible from today.

The third two-lane flyover that will direct traffic from Dharavi Junction towards the Sea Link is expected to be ready by November this year. The cost of the Kalanagar Junction decongestion plan, with the three flyovers is pegged at Rs 103.73 crore. M/s. RPS Infraprojects Private Limited, sub-contractor of M/s. Simplex Infrastructures Limited, appointed in January 2020 is carrying out the civil work. The new arm of the Sealink-BKC flyover was supposed to be opened in May.

However, due to and manpower shortage and the lockdown necessitated by the second wave of the pandemic, which resulted in the diversion of industrial oxygen for medical use, the project was delayed.

Here are a few pictures of the new flyover

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the new flyover on Monday afternoon.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the new flyover on Monday afternoon.
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The second two-lane flyover from the Sea Link towards BKC.
The second two-lane flyover from the Sea Link towards BKC.
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It was part of MMRDA's Kalanagar junction decongestion plan.
It was part of MMRDA's Kalanagar junction decongestion plan.
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The cost of the Kalanagar Junction decongestion plan, with the three flyovers is pegged at Rs 103.73 crore.
The cost of the Kalanagar Junction decongestion plan, with the three flyovers is pegged at Rs 103.73 crore.
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The new arm of the Sealink-BKC flyover was supposed to be opened in May. However, was delayed due to manpower shortage and the lockdown.
The new arm of the Sealink-BKC flyover was supposed to be opened in May. However, was delayed due to manpower shortage and the lockdown.
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The flyover is 604 metres long
The flyover is 604 metres long
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Apart from inaugurating the Sealink-BKC second arm flyover, MMRDA to also hand over the newly built 2,000 beds Covid care hospital to the BMC in presence of CM today.
Apart from inaugurating the Sealink-BKC second arm flyover, MMRDA to also hand over the newly built 2,000 beds Covid care hospital to the BMC in presence of CM today.
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