Mumbai Coastal Road: Northbound Carriageway Now Open, Full Completion By October

Swarajya Staff

Jun 10, 2024, 06:23 PM | Updated 06:22 PM IST

The Mumbai Coastal Road.
The Mumbai Coastal Road.

The northbound carriageway of the Dharmveer Swarajya Rakshak Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Coastal Road — from Marine Drive to Haji Ali — was inaugurated today (Monday).

Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, accompanied by his deputies Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar, drove through the newly opened road to mark the official inauguration. Following this, vehicular movement will commence from Tuesday.

The southbound carriageway of the 10.58 km coastal road, extending from the Princess Street flyover at Marine Drive to the Worli-end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL), was opened to traffic on 11 March. Currently, this southbound lane accommodates vehicles traveling between Worli and Marine Drive.

With Monday's inauguration, the 6.25 km northbound stretch from Marine Drive to Haji Ali will be open to traffic, and motorists will be able to use the interchanges at Amarsons Garden and Haji Ali.

However, the remainder of the northbound stretch — from Haji Ali to Bindumadhav Thackeray Chowk at Worli — is expected to open on 10 July.

The final phase, linking the coastal road to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL), is projected to be completed by October. This connection will be established via a bow-string bridge, for which the girders have already been launched. Currently, asphalting and road surfacing works are underway.

Officially named the Dharamveer Swaraj Rakshak Chhatrapati Shambaji Mumbai Coastal Road, the Rs 13,983-crore high-speed corridor built by the BMC is expected to reduce travel time between Worli and Marine Drive to under 10 minutes, a journey that usually takes around 45 minutes during peak hours.

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