MMRDA, a Government Authority responsible for planning development works in Mumbai Metropolitan Region has sanctioned the work of Construction of Flyover opposite Panvel Bus stand on old Mumbai-Pune National Highway (NH4). Further MMRDA has given this work to MSRDC on deposit contribution basis for planning and execution. There are frequent traffic jams on stretch of old NH4 passing through Panvel city. Objective of the project is to ease the traffic congestion on this stretch by widening existing road and / or constructing flyover across junctions of this road. The project road stretch under consideration is a part of old NH-4 from Km 113/700 to Km 111/200 passing through Panvel town in Raigad district of Maharashtra measuring a length of about 2.5 Km. Presently, the project road is 2-lane having 7.0m bituminous carriageway. The stretch has Panvel Bus Depot & Stand located at the middle (Km 112/500) of its length experiencing severe congestion and there by delays resulting in environmental pollution, excessive vehicle operating costs. It is, therefore, necessary to provide an elevated corridor / flyover covering as many junctions as possible and to augment the capacity of the road by widening at grade which will segregate local traffic from non local and will ensure decongestion on this stretch.
The cost of project as per tender is 139.27 crores and Time for completion of work is 24 December 2012.
This is a Four Lane flyover with two lane each for up and down traffic, which starts near Ashoka Lawn, and stops approx. 300 m Ahead of junction at Gandhi Hospital. The total width of flyover is 17.2 m. The two additional ramps having 5.5m wide carriage way one on either side start at New Panvel junction and touching down at approximately 120m beyond Ambedkar junction. This is a single pier two-way flyover. It starts near Ashoka Lawn and covers junctions at New Panvel, Panacea Hospital, Ambedkar Junction and goes beyond Gandhi Hospital junction. Because of the restricted existing road width to approx. 23m near New Panvel Bridge and Panvel Bus depot, single pier two-way flyover Parallel with two Arms the length of two-way carriageway is 2964 m. Carriageway is 7.5 m wide with 1.2 m median and 0.5m RCC anti-crash barrier on both sides. Because of the limited existing road width and heavy traffic, construction work has to be carried out in such a way that traffic will have least disturbance. Minimum vertical and horizontal clearance will be maintained at obligatory spans as per the General Arrangements Drawing.