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New Road Line: Journey from Marine Drive to Haji Ali will now be completed in 7 minutes, a new coastal road is going to open

Coastal Road Phase 2 Open: Travelling for Mumbaikars is going to become easier. People will be able to travel on the second phase of Coastal Road from June 11. After the second phase of Coastal Road opens, people will not have to face traffic jams between Marine Drive and Haji Ali.

New Road Line: The second part of the Coastal Road will be opened for traffic from Marine Drive to Haji Ali from Monday, but the movement of vehicles will start only from June 11. Traffic will be allowed from 7 am to 11 pm i.e. for 16 hours. An official said that the work of the Coastal Road has been completed up to 90 percent. The distance of the Coastal Road between Marine Drive to Haji Ali is 6.25 km. Currently it takes 20-25 minutes to cover this distance by road. After its opening, this distance can be covered in just 7 minutes. The length of the first part of the Coastal Road opened between Worli to Marine Drive on March 11 is more than 9.50 km. That is, this time about three km less long Coastal Road will be opened. The total length of the Coastal Road is 10.58 km, which will be completed after connecting Marine Drive to Bandra Worli Sea Link.

Recently Chief Minister Eknath Shinde visited the Coastal Road. He had said that the other part would be opened for traffic from June 10. People were hoping that they would be able to travel easily from Marine Drive to Worli, but the other part will be opened for traffic only from Marine Drive to Haji Ali for now. The part from Haji Ali to Bindumadhav Thackeray Chowk Worli is expected to open from July 10.

CM had given instructions

A BMC official associated with the Coastal Road project said that Chief Minister Shinde had instructed that the part where the work has been completed before the rains should be opened for traffic. On June 10, the other part of the Coastal Road will be opened after inspection in the presence of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Minister Deepak Kesarkar, Mangal Prabhat Lodha, BMC Commissioner Bhushan Gagrani and other officials.

Interchanges at Amarsons Park and Haji Ali

This will make the journey from Marine Drive to Haji Ali easier. People will be able to use the interchanges at Amarsons Park and Haji Ali. Exiting or entering from these interchanges will facilitate movement to various parts. Mainly, traffic from Barrister Rajni Patel Chowk (Lotus Jetty) to Worli, Bandra and Vatsalabai Desai Chowk (Haji Ali) to Tardeo, Mahalaxmi, Peddar Road will become easier.

Will be open only for 5 days

This part of the Coastal Road will be open for five days a week from Monday to Friday. Due to pending work of the project, it will be closed for two days on Saturday and Sunday. With the opening of the second part of the Coastal Road, it will be possible to travel from Marine Drive to Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Barrister Rajni Patel Chowk (Lotus Jetty) and Vatsalabai Desai Chowk (Haji Ali Chowk).

Features of Coastal Road:

  • Project cost Rs 13,983 crore
  • Original estimated cost Rs 8,429 crore
  • Work started October 13, 2018
  • Expected completion of Coastal Road October 2024
  • Length of Coastal Road 10.58 km
  • Lanes 8 (4+4) (3+3 lanes in tunnels)
  • Cemented road 4.35 km
  • Total length of bridges 2.19 km
  • Tunnels double 2.07 km (each)
  • Underground parking 4
  • Total vehicle capacity 1,856
  • Total sea fill area 111 hectares
  • Open, green area 70 hectares
  • Sea protection wall, walkway 7.47 km
  • Promenade 7.50 km
Shyamu Maurya
Shyamu Maurya
Shyamu has done Degree in Fine Arts and has knowledge about bollywood industry. He started writing in 2018. Since then he has been associated with Informalnewz. In case of any complain or feedback, please contact me @informalnewz@gmail.com
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