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Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover

Last updated on: April 22, 2014 12:24 IST


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

India’s financial capital, Mumbai gets a major infrastructure boost with the country's first double decker flyover. 

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Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The Santacruz-Chembur Link Road (SCLR) and the Amar Mahal junction flyover are expected to decongest the Eastern and Western Express Highways in Mumbai.

Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The 3.5-km Link Road and the 1,096-meter long Amar Mahal junction flyover will ease traffic at Amar Mahal, Sion and Kalanagar junctions and in Kurla in the central Mumbai.

Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The travel time from Santacruz to Chembur will take just 20 minutes on the route, saving 40-60 minutes during peak hours. 

Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The much-delayed six-lane road was built at a cost of Rs 454 crore (Rs 4.54 billion).

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Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The maximum speed limit for all vehicles is 30 kilometres per hour as per the regulations of Mumbai Traffic Police to maintain smooth traffic. Halting or parking of vehicles on the entire stretch is prohibited.

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Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The SCLR was termed an ‘engineering marvel’ by the National Geographic Society, according to Wikimedia.

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Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The work on the link road was scheduled to commence in September 2003 but it got delayed by 4 years and began only in 2007.

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Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The 45.7 metre wide SCLR has a total of three flyovers on its route.

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Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

Entry is prohibited for pedestrians, heavy vehicles and all types of bicycles.

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Mumbai gets India's first double decker flyover


Photographs: Courtesy, MMRDA

The SCLR is one of the biggest MMRDA projects aimed at improving the road infrastructure in Mumbai.