India is soon expected to have its first double-decker flyover, which is a part of the 3.5 km long Santacruz-Chembur Link Road. Construction of the project worth Rs428 crore is already in active progress and is soon expected to be fully commissioned.
The Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) is aimed to ease traffic concerns at Amar Mahal Junction, Vakola, Sion and Kula areas and also significantly de-congest the Eastern and Western Express Highways. The functioning of SCLR project is expected to enable commuters travel from Santacruz to Chembur in a mere 15-20 minutes duration, bringing it down from the present transportation time period of 60-90 minutes.
The SCLR – providing three lanes each for up and down traffic – is expected to carry more than 80,000 vehicles per day. The upper and the lower levels of the flyover provide two lanes each for up and down traffic. The project also provides footpaths on the lower level flyover for commuters who intend to cross over from Kurla Station to LT Terminus and vice versa.