Jun 1, 2008

Skywalks coming to Mumbai

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The skywalks coming up in the city will have modern designs including cable stay, arch and bowstring shapes. Their lengths will range from 100 metres to 2.2 km, in the case of the Masjid Bunder area. The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) will be putting up 17 skywalks and one subway in the city. Work on these skywalks is already underway.

The MSRDC has already carried out pre-feasibility studies for construction of skywalk bridges and identified 10 locations for them. The bills for the skywalks will be footed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority(MMRDA). The MMRDA had earlier announced that it would be financing the construction of 50 skywalks in the city at a cost of Rs 600 crore. The MSRDC would be constructing 18 while the MMRDA will undertake the work on the remaining 32 skywalks. The first skywalk in the city at Bandra East is slated to be ready before the monsoon breaks over the city. The total cost of the 17 skywalk bridges would be around Rs 125 crore, while the estimated cost of the subway from CST along GPO road would be Rs 200 crore. Most of the skywalk bridges would be ready by June next year.

Phase I
Vasai Road(W), Ambarnath (E), Goregaon(W), Kandivli(E), Vile Parle(W), Lower Parel(E), Masjid Station Area(W), CST to Churchgate, Nallasopara(W)

Phase II
CST(subway), along GPO Road, Sandhurst Road, Reay Road(W), Sewri(W), Wadala(W), Chinchpokli(E), Parel(E & W), Naigaon