In another connectivity move, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) plans to build an underground road connecting Thane and Borivali under the supervision of Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde.
The estimated cost of this project is Rs 11,235.43 crore and the twin tunnel connecting Thane-Borivali will provide faster travel for commuters, as well as help in easing the current traffic congestion on Godhbandar Road.
The route will have an 11.8 km long connecting road with two three-lane tunnels under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, 10.25 km long, running from Tikuji-Ni-Wadi in Thane to the Western Expressway in Borivali.
Considering that the tunnel will pass through Sanjay Gandhi National Park, MSRDC took special precautions to avoid damaging the biodiversity of the park by using tunneling machinery to avoid disturbing the animal and flora life of the park is.
The Thane-Borivali tunnel would require the acquisition of 16.54 hectares of private land and 40.46 hectares of land within the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
The project, which started in March 2022, is expected to take five and a half years to complete.
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the Thane-Borivali Underground Tunnel is over and land acquisition work has started.
Additionally, the project is exempted from the requirement of environmental approval.
Maharashtra’s Infrastructure Man Eknath Shinde is devoting his efforts and energy to provide world-class infrastructure facilities to the state.
News Source: ConstructionWorld