Work on Kalyan-Navi Mumbai highway to begin soon
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has floated tenders for the first phase of the 12-km Katai-Airoli Highway project. The work on the ambitious project, which was in a state of limbo for the last few months, is set to begin immediately after the project is awarded to a contractor.
In the first phase of the project, the MMRDA will construct an elevated road or flyover measuring 918 metres, along with a 1.7 km tunnel under Parsik Hills. The elevated road and tunnel will cut down on the travel distance from Thane-Borivali to Shil Phata on National Highway 4 from 11.5 km to over 4.5 km.
The three-lane (one side) elevated road will be constructed between Bharat Bijlee and Siemens factory, running parallel to Airoli railway station. The four-lane (one side) tunnel will start from Siemens factory and go all the way up to Shil Phata. The construction of the road and tunnel is estimated to cost Rs 453 crore.