The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on April 6 began work on the crucial and last phase of the 4-km elevated Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road by launching two 40.5-metre girders to build a 109.8-metre rail overbridge (ROB) in Kurla.
The girders will form the foundation of the rail overbridge, which will connect Kurla east and west. The Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road between the western and eastern express highways is basically a missing link and launching of the girders gives us confidence of completing the project by December, said UPS Madan, metropolitan commissioner.
Fifteen girders will have to be laid by MMRDA followed by asphalt work, lighting and other works. The double-decker Santa Cruz-Chembur Link Road flyover will provide one more east-west connectivity with one arm reaching Lokamanya Tilak Nagar Terminus for commuters travelling towards north as well as south, another to Nehru Nagar in Kurla (E) and the third to LB S Marg in Kurla (W).