Coastal road project get Centre’s green light finally and it is clear for the much relief of the road users of Mumbai. Mumbai’s infrastructure projects are getting shape one by one and the part 2 of 9 coastal roads has got the final clearance. The project cleared hurdle after environment ministry’s expert committee’s approved work on the second phase of 9.98 km road connecting Marine Drive and Kandivali will start soon. The much awaited coastal road plan is a boon. Centre’s nod came at an appropriate time and the CM can plunge into action in this direction. It is indeed a dream come true project for the Mumbaikars. Though it is not a new idea, the coastal freeway has received an impetus under the present government in the state of Maharashtra, which feels that the freeway road is desperately needed to improve movement of Mumbai’s traffic. This thinking echoes the recommendations of a technical committee set up by the government whose report was submitted in 2011. It is indeed a gift for the Mumbaikars.
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