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Mumbai coastal road to be functional in July 2023: BMC chief

Mumbai coastal road to be functional in July 2023: BMC chief
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Mumbai, Dec 21 (PTI) The ambitious eight-lane coastal

road being constructed in Mumbai to ease traffic woes will be

functional in July 2023, BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal

said on Monday.

The 29.2 km-long seaside road project has been

undertaken by the Shiv Sena-led Brihanmumbai Municipal

Corporation (BMC) to connect Marine Drive in south Mumbai to

Borivali in north Mumbai.

Sharing the status of the Rs 12,721-crore project with

reporters here, Chahal said nearly 17 per cent work of the

road project has been completed so far.

The coastal road will be "functional in July 2023", he

said.

Started in October 2018, the coastal road project was

earlier targeted to be completed by 2022, but it got delayed

due the litigations.

"Substantial work has been done in the last couple of

months with an expenditure of Rs 1,281 crore till November,"

Chahal said.

About 175 acres of land has so far been reclaimed from

the Arabian Sea for the project and another 102 acres is being

reclaimed, the civic chief said.

A 400-metre-long tunnel boring machine of 39.6 feet

diameter, which is the largest in India now, has been fully

assembled on the reclaimed land and tunnel boring will

commence from January 7, 2021, he said.

The boring machine, named Mavala, is going to build

twin tunnels of 1,920 metre length between Marine Lines and

Priyadarshini Park in south Mumbai.

The project work was stopped after the Bombay High

Court in July 2019 quashed the Coastal Road Zone (CRZ)

clearances granted to the project.

The work restarted after the Supreme Court in December

last year stayed the HC''s order. PTI KK

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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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