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New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Considering significant traffic in South Mumbai, a new bridge connecting Nariman Point to Colaba has been proposed by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority(MMRDA). This bridge will ensure reduced traffic congestion facilitating a seamless travelling experience for motorists.
RA Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA on 24th March 2021 informed that the authority has appointed a Project Management Consultant (PMC) for the implementation of work for the new Nariman Point - Colaba Bridge.
Through the MMRDA various infrastructure projects have been undertaken, so to introduce new transportation connectivity for the citizens. Of which, for the seamless and smooth commuting experience of residents staying in South Mumbai the authority has proposed a new bridge linking Nariman point to Colaba.
Li Associates had submitted a traffic survey report in 2005-2008 to the MMRDA. In this report, development of bridge connecting Nariman Point to Colaba was recommended. At present, for travelling on this route only one single road Captain Prakash Pethe is available. Following which a lot of traffic congestion is reported on a daily basis here resulting in loss of time.
To overcome the existing traffic problem and enable a smooth travelling experience MMRDA has planned the new bridge construction work connecting Nariman Point to Colaba. The bridge will be 1.6km. The appointed PMC will be responsible to prepare a detailed project report (DPR), suggest alignment, conduct a traffic survey and study about necessary permissions that need to be obtained for carrying out the project. Besides, project estimated cost, and the tendering process will be taken care of by PMC only. The expected job is required to be completed within four months of the time period.
"Nariman Point to Colaba new bridge will not affect the existing livelihood of fishermen and we will take care of it. All precautionary measures will be adopted. No obstruction will be caused to the fishermen's boats due to the project work. Also, the PMC of the said project will conduct a study of marine species. Nariman Point to Colaba new bridge once developed will reduce the travel time," commented R A Rajeev