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Old 9th October 2013, 19:20   #841
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Some heartening news for the Ghodbunder Road, Thane users. 3 more flyovers planned on the busiest road in Thane along with 5 FOB's planned at strategic points. Cant understand why they announce projects before the existing one (Majiwade) is yet to see the light.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/23752049.cms
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Old 10th October 2013, 09:59   #842
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Today Western Express Highway was a breeze from Mahindra Flyover to Alt Monte Malad. Took me exactly 5 mins to cover the distance which took at least 30 mins a day before. This, despite no visible improvement on Dhindhoshi Flyover
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The traffic pileup has moved north. The Kashimira junction is completely jammed up due to the trucks waiting for octroi. Took an hour to cover 1Km. The trucks waiting in line for octroi have jammed up 2 out of 3 lanes and is the reason for a huge pileup.
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My office colleague who dropped in few minutes back confirmed a traffic jam at Powai Plaza near Hiranandani garden turn on Adi Shankaracharya marg (JVLR) due to the garbage truck accident. Is it still the case?

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My office colleague who dropped in few minutes back confirmed a traffic jam at Powai Plaza near Hiranandani garden turn on Adi Shankaracharya marg (JVLR) due to the garbage truck accident. Is it still the case?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...ml#post3262856
the traffic build up was till the start of JVLR at EEH, when I reached this place at around 9. It took almost an hour to reach Saffron Spice from the start of JVLR.

I saw policemen and others cleaning the road opp Saffron Spice.
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Some heartening news for the Ghodbunder Road, Thane users. 3 more flyovers planned on the busiest road in Thane along with 5 FOB's planned at strategic points. Cant understand why they announce projects before the existing one (Majiwade) is yet to see the light.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/23752049.cms
Better infrastructure is always welcome. I dread the time for getting these ready. I have been seeing Majiwada flyover construction for over 4 years now and it seems to be a year away from completion
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There's a truck stranded on the JVLR right after the Kanjurmarg flyover towards Powai on the slope. The truck broke down and has blocked two lanes. Expect traffic to build up. Those coming towards Powai, take the Bus lanes coming from Kanjurmarg Gandhi Nagar circle.
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What a breeze today to drive to work, relatively free roads (no traffic due to holiday). Was in 5th Gear from Mulund toll till IIT Powai, luckily all signals were turning green when I approached. Wish it was the case everyday.
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What a breeze today to drive to work, relatively free roads (no traffic due to holiday). Was in 5th Gear from Mulund toll till IIT Powai, luckily all signals were turning green when I approached. Wish it was the case everyday.
gave words to my thoughts! Took me 30 minutes for 1.5 hours commute on W E Highway. Feeling so elated
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Good news for those taking Godhbundar Road, Kapurbawdi to Manpada section of flyover to open on 15 Nov. Source - Mumbai Newsline - 22 Oct 2013

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To ease congestion, heavy vehicles banned during peak hours - http://www.indianexpress.com/news/to...hours/1186049/
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Wohoo! FInally Dhindhoshi flyover had been repaired and thrown fully open (all the lanes). Took me 10 minutes to reach the wrong (now right) end of flyover from Kandivali. The same distances used to take up to 45 mins earlier.

However, just a sobering thought. It took authorities exactly 23 days to repair a large pothole on flyover.

And here China built a 30 storey hotel in 15 days

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Good news for those taking Godhbundar Road, Kapurbawdi to Manpada section of flyover to open on 15 Nov. Source - Mumbai Newsline - 22 Oct 2013
Long time pending, it will definitely ease the traffic in that area. I hope they will put up suitable signs at the flyover and before that too so that there is no confusion after getting on the flyover.
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However, just a sobering thought. It took authorities exactly 23 days to repair a large pothole on flyover.
Hello,

Yes that is indeed a sobering thought. Authorities really took long time to repair just a small stretch on the busy fly-over.

But what is even more sobering that authorities are planning to undertake structural audit of the Dindoshi fly-over. If found unsafe, there will be further repairs & sections blocked for traffic. If this actually happens, it will be a nightmare for people travelling through Western Express Highway.

What you said is indeed right, India needs to take some lessons from China, which now boasts of 97,355 KMS expressways of which 12,400 KMS are build in last one year. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressways_of_China). Add to this antoerh thoudands of KMS of National Highways. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_National_Highways)

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Yes that is indeed a sobering thought. Authorities really took long time to repair just a small stretch on the busy fly-over.
Just as the authorities are planning elevated railway tracks on the Western Railway from Churchgate to Virar, i guess it is time to have a similar elevated road right from Miraroad or Vasai to Bandra or thereabouts on the WEH. The situation is worsening day by day. Will our establishment ever wake up in time ?

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