Mumbai coastal road project to become partially operational during first half of 2024: officials
The Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP), which was supposed to be opened by the end of November, is likely to become operational during the first half of 2024, senior officials of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation have said.
Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said Thursday that the deadline had been extended by seven months owing to changes in design in several portions of the high-speed corridor project.
“For the past few years, members of the Koli community were demanding that the gap between the pillars of the bridge that will connect the coastal road with the Bandra-Worli sea link should be increased so that fisherfolk can navigate their boats easily,” Chahal said.
According to the corporation’s original plan, the gap between the two pillars would be 60 m. However, members of the fishing community demand this gap should be at least 200 m, saying that anything less would endanger their boats during the monsoon and that shallow waters have a rock bed that poses a threat to boats during high tides.
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