With Mumbai being a vertical city geographically, rail and road commute has mostly been along the north-south route. After population explosion and subsequent growth of the suburbs — both eastern and western suburbs — authorities realised that the city’s east-west connectivity had been mostly ignored with weak road links and just a handful of bridges to cross over the rail lines.
Santacruz Chembur Link Road is an important arterial road connecting Western Express Highway(WEH) and Eastern Express Highway(EEH). Total length of SantacruzChembur Link Road is 6.45 km starting from Dr. Hans Bhugra junction on WEH in Santacruz East and running to the East skirting Vidyanagari Campus (Mumbai University at Kalina) on its south and meeting LalBahadurShastri (LBS) Marg after crossing Meethi River Bridge. Thereafter it follows the existing S.G.BarveMarg to a length of about 150 meters and beyond a new road is proposed through slums and crosses the Mumbai Kalyan Central Railway (Main) line. Further passes close to LokmanyaTilak Terminal and through MHADA colony, running parallel to Harbour Line up to Amar Mahal junction of Eastern Western Highway.
The scope of work proposed for execution under MUTP is from the east end of 6 lane Mithi River Bridge up to Amar Mahal Junction of Eastern Express Highway(length 3.4 km, Ch.0+000 to 3+400) which is divided into two sections for execution purpose.
|Section – 1
||Ch. 0+000 to 1+335 and Ch. 2+775 to Ch. 3+400 and surrounding junction improvement
|Section – 2
||ROB and viaduct portion from Ch. 1+335 to Ch. 2+775 including Nehru Nagar Arm
The cost of project for section 1 is 63.08crores excluding cost of Removal and Rehabilitation of project affected persons, which is done by MMRDA.The cost of project for section 2 is 191.68 Cr. As on date 65% of the work is complete.