Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently unveiled the northbound arm of the Kherwadi flyover at Bandra in northwest Mumbai as well as an elevated road connecting Bandra-Kurla Complex with Eastern Express Highway.
“The city of Mumbai will flourish once it is provided with connectivity,” said Fadnavis. “Both, the 580m Kherwadi flyover and 1.6-km BKC-EEH connector, will benefit Bandra-Kurla Complex, which is the city’s main growth centre.
The chief minister said the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, which has developed both the projects, would construct an iconic building to provide a global financial centre to the city.
While the southbound arm of the Kherwadi flyover, opened in June 2014, was completed in 226 days, the northbound arm of the flyover has been completed in 171 days. This project was constructed by J. Kumar Infrastructures Ltd.
“The Kherwadi flyover will provide signal-free connectivity to motorists from Worli (in central Mumbai) to Dahisar (in the north),” said UPS Madan, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA.
The southern arm of this Rs.28-crore flyover project was thrown open to public in June 2014. Now with the northern arm opening, the flyover will provide three lanes each for up and down traffic, providing signal-free ride from south to north and vice versa, reducing travel time and fuel cost. It will also decongest Kherwadi and Kalanagar junctions.