New Mumbai Flyover Opens, Will Cut Sion-Dharavi Travel Time By 30 Minutes

The 4-lane BKC-Chunabhatti Connector provides a faster route to the Eastern Express Highway and is expected to greatly reduce traffic jams in the area.

New Mumbai Flyover Opens, Will Cut Sion-Dharavi Travel Time By 30 Minutes

The elevated corridor will avoid traffic congestions at Dharavi, Sion junctions, Devendra Fadnavis said

Highlights

  • The four-lane BKC-Chunabhatti Connector opened today evening
  • Travel time between Sion and Dharavi likely to be cut by 30 minutes
  • "Mumbaikars will now save time and avoid traffic," Devendra Fadnavis said
Mumbai:

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday tweeted that a new flyover, expected to reduce travel by 30 minutes between Sion and Dharavi in Mumbai, is now open for public use starting today evening.

The 1.6-km long, 17-metre wide and 4-lane BKC-Chunabhatti Connector provides a faster route to the arterial Eastern Express Highway and is expected to greatly reduce traffic jams in the area, which is among the city's premier business hubs.

"In public interest, I declare that BKC-Chunabhatti Connector (flyover) stands open from today evening, With this, Mumbaikars will now save 30 minutes travel time & avoid traffic congestion at Dharavi and Sion junctions," Mr Fadnavis tweeted.

"A fish belly shaped elevated corridor, passing through BKC, Babubhai Compound, Central Railway (near Sion), Duncan Colony, Harbour Line (Chunabhatti station), Somaiya ground and lands at EEH, is our yet another step towards bringing ease in living for Mumbaikars," the Maharashtra chief minister noted .

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