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'Fish belly-shaped': Expected to reduce travel by 30 minutes, new Mumbai flyover now open

PTI
Published : Nov 11, 2019, 9:57 am IST
Updated : Nov 11, 2019, 10:11 am IST

'Mumbaikars will now save 30 minutes travel time and avoid traffic congestion at Dharavi and Sion junctions,' Fadnavis tweeted.

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. (Photo: Twitter | Devendra Fadnavis)
 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. (Photo: Twitter | Devendra Fadnavis)

Mumbai: Maharashtra former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday tweeted that a new flyover expected to reduce travel by 30 minutes between Sion and Dharavi in the metropolis stood open for public use from the 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 and avoid traffic congestion at Dharavi and Sion junctions," 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 ex-chief minister noted.

Tags: devendra fadnavis, flyover, eastern express highway, traffic jams
Location: India, Maharashtra