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Eastern freeway project may be ready by Dec

| Updated on: May 21, 2012

Commuting problems of Mumbaiites staying in eastern suburb are expected to ease by Christmas, with the completion of eastern freeway.

The partially elevated 16.8 km road will connect P D’Mello Road in south Mumbai with Ghatkopar in the suburb.

Elevated road

The Rs 847-crore freeway project, which is being executed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), will connect P D’Mello road to the mouth of Anik-Panjarpol Link Road with an 9.3-km elevated road, from there it will connect to Anik area near Sion to Panjarpol-Ghatkopar Link Road and further it will link Panjarpol to Ghatkopar with a regular road.

According to Ms Ashwini Bhide, Additional Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, the elevated road will provide faster connectivity between the city, suburbs and main land.

Public transport and intercity buses towards Pune, Goa and Bangalore will be able use the eastern freeway, avoid congested roads of Mumbai city and save at least 60 minutes of commuting time, she said.

Published on May 21, 2012

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