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