STAFF REPORTER MUMBAI

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will inaugurate the city’s longest 2.5 km Bharatmata- Lalbaug flyover on Monday.

The flyover will help the commuters reach Sion from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus within 25 minutes.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has already thrown open three other flyovers on this road at Maheshwari Udyan- Tulpule chowk, Sion Hospital chowk and Hindamata Junction.

" The MMRDA has been planning and coordinating developmental projects, which focus not only on promoting growth and progress of the city but also ensuring a more comfortable life for its citizens", said Chavan on the eve of the inauguration.

" The challenge of meeting the expectations of an ever growing city is something MMRDA is committed to. I am sure, the citizens of Mumbai will get the quality of life they deserve very soon", he said further.

" The four- lane and Rs 150 crore Bharatmata- Lalbaug flyover will help vehicle owners avoid seven vehicular and two pedestrian signals.

And the four flyovers on the Dr Ambedkar Road together will enable them to avoid all 18 signals", informed Rahul Asthana, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA. The MMRDA has, till today, thrown open flyovers at Dindoshi, Thakur Complex, Malad Junction, Domestic Airport, Navghar Junction, Maheshwari Udyan- Tulpule Chowk, Sion Hospital and Hindamata Junction. All these are part of the 11- flyover programme taken up under the Mumbai Urban Infrastructure Project. With this, 9 out of the 11 flyovers have been opened for traffic.

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