Mumbai Coastal Road's northbound arm now open

    This 6.25km stretch starts at Amarsons (Breach Candy) and ends at Haji Ali; promises to cut down travel time to as low as eight minutes.

    Published On Jun 11, 2024 06:20:00 PM

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    Mumbai Coastal Road's northbound arm now open

    Maharashtra's current CM and deputy CMs in a 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 convertible on the Coastal Road.

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    The second phase of Mumbai’s Dharmveer Swarajya Rakshak Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Coastal Road, which would seamlessly connect Worli and Marine Drive, is now partially open for use. On Monday, Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde, along with deputy chief ministers Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar, inaugurated the coastal road’s northbound section by taking a ride in a 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 convertible.

    • Northbound arm will be operational between 7am and 11pm on weekdays
    • Currently, only 6.25km of the Northbound arm is operational
    • Northbound arm to be extended till Worli by July

    Mumbai Coastal Road project: northbound arm partially open

    The Mumbai Coastal Road project’s northbound arm will be open from 7am to 11pm on weekdays only, just like the southbound route was when it was inaugurated in March. Currently, only 6.25km stretch of the northbound arm is open to traffic. 

    “Today marks the opening of the second phase of the Dharmveer Swarajya Rakshak Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Coastal Road. This 6.25km tunnel, stretching from Haji Ali to Amarsons, will extend to Worli by July. With advanced construction technology, travel time is reduced from 40–50 minutes to just 8 minutes,” Shinde announced at the event.

    The northbound arm of the coastal road will be extended to Bindumadhav Thackeray Chowk (Worli Sea Face) by July 10, 2024.

    Mumbai Coastal Road project: key points

    The Mumbai Coastal Road project is 10.58km long and divided into eight corridors. It has three interchanges that maker it, in total, 15.66km long. The length of bridges is 2.19km, and it has an underground parking capacity of 1,856 vehicles, divided into four parking lots. The total project cost is now estimated at Rs 13,983 crore, which includes construction costs of Rs 8,429 crore. The entire Mumbai Coastal Road project is expected to be completed by October this year.

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