Mumbai, November 18: Commuters will now be able to cover the 1.7-km distance between Lower Parel station and Worli in just 10 minutes! Reports inform that the distance between the two places usually took around 1.5 hours during the peak hours. According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, motorists were stunned to find that nearly 25 structures including small shops along the stretch were removed, making the road clear and wide. According to the report, the removal of these structures by the BMC officials, from the two busy stretches, has freed up nearly 4,000 sq ft space on the two roads.
The report quotes Assistant Municipal Commissioner (G-South Ward) Sharad Ughade saying that soon, the traffic between Worli and Elphinstone Road will be ease up. Mumbai: Veer Savarkar Flyover Connecting Goregaon East-West Open for Public Use.
Earlier, the road was very crowded and congested, giving commuters a harrowing time. Also, finding a cab to reach your destination was next to impossible. The new development comes after the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC)-Chunabhatti corridor was thrown open to public in the last week. The report adds that the 1.6-km corridor, that passes over Mithi River, has cut the travel time between BKC and Chunabhatti to just two minutes from the minimum 30 minutes, it took earlier.
The report states that on Friday, hundreds of BMC workers with almost 20 trucks, worked throughout the night to remove the structures, mostly shops, which were located along the Pandurang Budhkar (PB) Marg in Worli and Shankar Rao Naram Path in Lower Parel. The civic body- BMC said that the owners of the shops have been relocated to a lane near PB Marg, and those eligible will be given alternative space or compensation.