According to the State Government, the average travel time between Bandra flyover and Love Grove Junction, Worli is expected to be cut drastically from 35 minutes (in ideal conditions) to just eight minutes.
However, a section of transport planners believes that the traffic congestion could actually worsen because of the link. Sources in the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), the body responsible for building the bridge, indicated that the top management is worried about traffic management issues at the Worli-end of the link.
However, Mr Satish Gavai, Vice-Chairman of MSRDC, told Business Line that the corporation does not anticipate any traffic jam at Worli. His inference has been based on traffic police studies.
Image: The aerial view of the much awaited Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) built over the Mahim Creek of Arabian Sea. The BWSL is an eight-lane, cable-stayed bridge, which will link Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system.
Text: Business Line
Images: Sify correspondent
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