The city is all set to get a coastal road that’ll allow you to cover approximately 18 kms in minutes. South Mumbai to Bandra will seem like a cakewalk now, or so tell us reports.
As reported by Hindustan Times, the coastal road project will start from Princess Street in Marine Drive and end at Carter Road in Bandra. The article says,”It will include an undersea tunnel from Princess Street to Priyadarshani Park, followed by a coastal road until Worli, a connector to Bandra-Worli sea link from here and at Carter Road on the other side.” The first phase of the project will have an 8-lane road, with two dedicated lanes for buses. The coastal project will be constructed in two phases – the south phase will start from Princess Street flyover near Marine Lines and stretch up to Carter Road and the north phase will start from Bandra and go till Kandivali.
We’re kicked about the thought of not having to cancel plans with our far-flung friends, for this coastal road will make life easy. Those working in SoBo or vice-versa will spend less time in traffic. Judging by the video and pictures, it promises to change the face of the city. We look forward to a more beautiful Mumbai.
As reported by The Free Press Journal here, BMC exhibited the coastal road project at the investors’ summit on February 18 at MMRDA grounds in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).
The idea of travelling through an underground sea tunnel sounds exciting. We’re keeping our fingers crossed till 2019 – the tentative year Phase I will finish in.
Note: Reportedly, the work will start by April this year, so be prepared for traffic snarls.