Maharashtra: Borivli and Thane to Connect With Underground Road

  • | Friday | 16th July, 2021

Now Maharashtra`s Thane and Borivli will have underground road connectivity. 

 The connectivity between Borivli to Thane will now have an underground road connecting and once completed, it will considerably reduce the commuting time between the two locations, Maharashtra Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde said on Thursday.

In a statement, he said the estimated cost of the project is Rs 11,235.43 crore and two tunnels connecting Thane and Borivli will make travel between them faster for commuters and also help in reducing traffic congestion on the busy Ghodbunder Road.

The current 60-minute travel time between Thane and Borivli will be cut to just 15 to 20 minutes and the project will also lead to a reduction of 10.5 lakh metric tonnes of fuel, the minister said.

The project, which is scheduled to begin in March 2022, is expected to take five-and-a-half years to complete, the minister said. The initiative will contribute to a 36 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and assist in the maintenance of environmental balance. 

Considering the tunnels will pass through the SGNP, the state-run MSRDC has taken special precautions to avoid harm to the park’s biodiversity by using tunnel boring machinery to avoid upsetting animals and flora, the minister said.

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