Jul 4, 2009

Peddar Road Flyover - On Again

The Peddar Road flyover is back in the news - after being hit by obstacles over the past nine years. Residents of Peddar road have opposed this project since the flyover would be too close to their homes. Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle being some of those residents who would be affected.

After successful implementation of Worli-Bandra sealink, residents of Mumbai have warmed up to infrastructure projects to help them reduce the traffic delays. Although, work on the later parts of the sealink have not begun, some cost estimates do exist. Worli-Haji Ali sealink would cost around Rs 1,900 crore and Haji Ali to Nariman Point sealink would cost around rs 6,000 crore. Peddar road flyover has arisen as a cheaper and viable alternative to the costly middle leg of this infrastructure.

The Peddar road flyover is expected to begin at Lala Lajpat Rai College and go south towards Peddar road. It will end near the Haji-Ali junction close to wilson College.