NMMC nod to flyover connecting Nerul east, west

October 24, 2013

B B Nayak, TNN |


NAVI MUMBAI: The new flyover project to connect Nerul east to west near the railway station recently got the civic body’s nod.A budget of Rs28.24 crore has been allocated for the civic project and tenders for the construction will be floated soon.

The flyover will connect sectors 21 and 28 between Nerul police station and Terna Institute on the Seawood end of railway station.

Residents have been demanding this flyover for a long time. This link will reduce the travelling time of the people from both sides in the node. Currently, the residents risk their lives by crossing the railway tracks to cut down on time.

“It’s good news for the locals. If we want to cross from east to west, we have to take longer route via the Rajiv Gandhi flyover at the Juinagar end or use the Seawoods flyover at the CBD end. The distance between these two flyovers is 4km,” said Rajesh Poojary, a local resident.

The general body of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) recently gave its nod to float tenders and issue work order.

“The whole process of floating tenders and issuing the work order will be around three months and the project has a deadline of 18 months after commencement. The technical details and blueprint are yet to be chalked out. This will solve the travelling woes of the people residing in this node,” said an official.

The flyover will be used for light vehicles and have footpaths on both sides. Cars, auto-rickshaws, three-wheeler tempos and motorcycles will be allowed to ply on this flyover.

The Rajiv Gandhi and Seawoods flyovers will continue to be used by the heavy vehicles. “This will be the third flyover in Nerul ,” said an officer.