Commuters of Worli, South Mumbai and Versova are likely to get relief with a cut in travel time by the Versova-Bandra sea link, announced Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) on Tuesday.
The work on the project will begin from October and after the implementation of sea-link, it will reduce 15 minutes of the journey which currently takes one hour.
Besides, to meet the challenge of traffic jams at vehicle frequent areas, MSRDC has proposed three connectors which will improve convenience to sea-links, informs Radheshyam Mopalwar, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, MSRDC.
The first connector will be between Bandstand Road in Bandra and VBSL, which will solve the problem of motorists who have to pass through Bandra-arm of Bandra-Worli sea link to reach south Mumbai or the western suburbs.
Western Express Highway (WEH), which witnesses massive traffic, will be linked with two connectors. This would smoothen the distance between Juhu-Koliwada area and connect the WEH via the Milan flyover and link Nana Nani Park in Versova with WEH, near the Bisleri factory in Andheri (East) via CD Barfiwala Road.
“Louis Berger Group – a professional architectural international firm will make the detailed plan for the connectors,” said Mopalwar.
“The connectors adjacent to VBSL could either be at ground level or at some height depending on the available width of the road but adjacent to VBSL,” said MSRDC officials.
A 300-m long cable-stayed section of VBSL will face towards sea-link which will have three landing spots — Otter’s Club, Bandra; Juhu Koliwada and Nana Nani Park at Versova.