Santa Cruz link road work in final phase

November 12, 2013

MUMBAI: The much-delayed Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road Project (SCLR) finally seems to be on its way to completion. The authorities are now beginning work on the most crucial part of the project-that of launching girders above the railway tracks between Vidyavihar and Kurla stations. This is significant as it will connect the over-pass from Kurla (W) to Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Amar Mahal Junction and Nehru Nagar.

Central Railway’s chief public relations officer Atul Rane said, “Preparatory works have been on since November 9 to launch the girder. There will be a block on train movement when the girder is launched on the pillars on November 12 midnight. If work goes on satisfactorily, further block can be approved.”The launching of the girder has to be undertaken post-midnight as the suburban and mail express traffic should not get affected during the course of the work. A total of 14 girders have to be launched.The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority ( MMRDA), the project’s nodal authority, which was earlier set to complete the project by December this year, has revised its deadline and will now complete it by the end of this financial year.

The 6.54-km SCLR comprises a double-decker flyover with the top deck catering to traffic between Amar Mahal junction on the Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway at Vakola junction via Kalina. The lower deck will provide connectivity between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Kurla Dairy in Nehru Nagar from Kalina.

The project is being implemented by the MSRDC.

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