Dilip Kawathkar
Joint Project Director (PR)

The construction of the northbound leg of the Kherwadi junction flyover at Bandra in northwest Mumbai has begun and will be completed by April 2015. The southbound arm of the flyover was opened to traffic in June this year.

“The 580-metre northbound stretch will be completed by April 2015. While the southbound arm was completed in 225 days, we aim to finish the northbound lane as scheduled,” said Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority.

Kawathkar continued, “The advantage in case of this arm is that the precast concrete girders for four out of the five spans have already been casted at the Wadala casting yard. This arm comprises a total of 25 precast girders out of which 20 girders are ready. The span at the junction is the biggest one and the girders for this span will have to be casted at the project site.”

Traffic on Western Express Highway, where the Kherwadi junction falls, has already been diverted to the 600-metre stretch on the service road on the west side of the highway. Besides, traffic police will be keeping one lane of the southbound flyover open for northbound traffic during peak hours.

The 580-metre long northbound flyover will be identical to the southbound flyover with three lanes and, once completed, is set to clear traffic congestion at the Kherwadi junction.

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