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Long-Awaited Mumbai Coastal Road Project Set For Partial Inauguration

The south-bound arm and 9.5 kilometres of the 10.58-km high speed corridor of the coastal road will be opened to traffic Tuesday morning

Nearly 12 years after the project was conceived, the Mumbai Coa-stal Road Project (MCRP) — officially Dharmveer Swarajya Rakshak Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Coastal Road — will be partially inaugurated on Monday. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde along with Deputy Chief Ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar will inaugurate the road on Monday, after which the south-bound arm and 9.5 kilometres of the 10.58-km high speed corridor of the coastal road will be opened to traffic Tuesday morning.

“The South-bound arm of the MCRP will become operational from 8 am on Tuesday, allowing vehicular movement between Worli and Marine Drive. 

The road will be open for traffic movement only between 8 am and 8 pm on weekdays since 15 per cent of the work is still left. The work will be carried out at night and on the weekends,” said an official privy to the developments.

While the first phase of the project comprises a 10.58-km stretch, only 9.5 km will be operational, following the Monday inauguration, as the remaining one-kilometre stretch that will connect the road with the Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) comprises a bridge, whose construction is still underway. 

Only one arm of each of the three interchanges — at Haji Ali, Worli and Amarsons — will be made operational in the initial phase.




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