To prevent traffic congestions in South Mumbai during heavy rainfalls, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to build two more flyovers.
According to a report in Hindustan Times, BMC is looking at the feasibility of connecting the Kings’ Circle flyover to the Sion Hospital flyover and the Parel flyover to Hindmata flyover in south Mumbai. These ideas were put forward in meeting which was held by BMC chief Ajoy Mehta last week, after which Ajoy Mehta asked additional municipal commissioner Vijay Singhal and chief engineer (roads) Vinod Chitore in BMC to study the entire feasibility of these proposed flyovers and give a report on it by next month.
A senior civic official told Hindustan Times, “The Gandhi market road cannot be raised because of the harbour line passing over it. Similarly, Hindmata is also saucer-shaped, resulting in natural water accumulation during rains. If there are elevated stretches over these two areas, then traffic should not be affected as it happened on August 29.” Ajoy Mehta in that meeting also asked 24 ward officials to look into what went wrong on August 29 and create a presentation on what steps can be taken to avoid it in the future.