Mumbai's coastal road gets nod of approval

The Environment Ministry of the Government of India has approved a new coastal road project which will connect Nariman Point to the suburb of Kandivali. This new 35 km-long road is expected to reduce traffic congestion in the city considerably.

The project was given clearance on the conditions that coastal and marine life will not be affected, the project will stay clear of the high tide line, there will be minimum reclamation of coastal land and no commercial activity will be permitted on the reclaimed land.

The cost of the project is Rs. 8,500 crore and is a part of the Government of Maharashtra's transport infrastructure projects. The draft notification for the project is expected to come by July 15 and the final notification by August 15. Construction is expected to commence in December. 

The state government recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Netherlands for technical support to develop the Mumbai coastal road.

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Source: Economic Times, Business Standard


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