In what is set to bring cheer to millions of Mumbai’s commuters, CM Devendra Fadnavis has said that the state government will soon start a coastal road project that will exempt Mumbai’s roads of gruelling traffic snarls.
Fadnavis said that it was the state government’s prime priority to solve the traffic woes of the citizens by reducing the time taken to commute from one part of the city to another.
In the interview, he talked about the crucial 35-km road project that will involve integrating the coastal road with the Bandra Worli Sea Link.
The project that is expected to cost Rs. 10,000 crore, will reduce the travel time by one fourth as instead of two hours, commuters can go from northern end of the city to the southern tip in just 30 minutes.
“We also plan to implement a BRTS (Bus Rapid Transit System) so that it can become a mass transportation project,” Fadnavis said.
The Chief Minister is also trying to get speedy clearances for the project and Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar has assured him on the same.
Fadnavis is the CM of Mumbai’s first ever BJP government and the party has entrusted him to strengthen the party base in the state.
Another project on the CM’s agenda is the much-delayed Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) which will link the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Navi Mumbai to Mumbai across the eastern coast.
Fadnavis added that he has also managed to get all the clearances for the Navi Mumbai International Airport, which would be operational by 2019.