July 6, 2022

Mumbaikars brace for extra site visitors jam as 3 main flyovers on Western Specific Freeway (WEH) repairing paintings to start most probably via subsequent month. The Maharashtra State Street Building Company (MSRDC) which has the flyover repairs duty has already appointed a contractor “Freyssinet” for this process.

Shashikant Sontakke, leader engineer of MSRDC mentioned, “We’re looking ahead to the bearings and shortly the flyover restore paintings is predicted to start. The timeline is of subsequent month however we’ve not finalised the dates but.” In the meantime, he added that the flyover restore paintings shall be taken up one at a time most effective and commuters won’t face any site visitors inconvenience because of the mentioned paintings.

Those flyovers are particularly Aarey Colony, Dattapada, and Nationwide Park at the WEH. Some other legitimate from MSRDC knowledgeable that the designing paintings of Nationwide Park flyover is finished (particularly for the bearings) whilst the opposite two flyover designing is in development. He too asserted that via April the paintings of upkeep must start as anticipated for the reason that production of bearings for nationwide park flyover has already began.

At the moment commuters are going through excessive site visitors congestion because of the continuing metro building paintings. In reality, it was once believed that the 2 main metro strains 7 & 2A which are beginning this yr will in any case cut back the site visitors downside that Mumbaikars confronted in previous few years. Alternatively, the approaching 3-flyovers restore paintings on WEH is one more reason that the commuters now wish to fear about.

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The MSRDC has referred to as an open soft inviting skilled businesses to hold out the paintings. Following this, the corporate Freyssinet grew to become out to be the successful bidder.

Sontakke said that during co-ordination with site visitors police of Mumbai, the site visitors blocks shall be taken up and majority of labor shall be performed right through night time time to steer clear of site visitors issues.

When requested whether or not the flyover paintings shall be finished on time, he answered, “We goal to start the paintings earlier than this monsoon itself if the paintings begins via subsequent month. If the contractor wishes some extra time because of specifically designed bearings that wish to get replaced, most effective then it’s going to be prolonged.”

The 3 flyovers Aarey Colony, Dattapada and Nationwide Park are 22 years previous and it’s for first time those flyovers are going into main upkeep, added the officers.

The WEH is vital freeway of Mumbai connecting western suburbs to the mainland town and to the central and jap suburbs. Lakhs of automobiles ply in this street all through the day. It additionally connects to Gujarat freeway due to this fact right through the night time numerous massive container automobiles coming from JNPT to Gujarat and vice versa use this freeway prominantly.

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Revealed on: Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 06:58 AM IST

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