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First double-decker flyover opened at Mumbai

Apr 21, 2014 11:10 IST

First double-decker flyover of India was opened for public use on 18 April 2014 in Mumbai.

The flyover will provide a critical east-west suburban link in the city and has slashed travel time from the earlier 90 minutes to barely 20 minutes. The project was named as Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR).

imageThe flyover spanned a total length of 3.45 km and another 1.8 km long double-decker flyover crossed above the Central Railway and Harbour Line tracks. The flyover will give a speedy access from the Western Express Highway to Kurla, Tilak Nagar, Chembur and Eastern Express Highway.

The project was planned in 2002 and construction was started from 2006.

The World Bank funded the SCLR project. The Santacruz-Chembur Link Road took a cost of around 4.54 billion rupees.

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