Reconstruction of Lal Bagh flyover to ease traffic flow in Mumbai

May 5th, 2009 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, May 5 (ANI): 35-year-old, single-lane, south-bound Lal Bagh flyover in Mumbai, is being demolished in order to construct a new flyover, to ease the flow of traffic in the city.

The daily users of the Lal Bagh flyover have welcomed the decision, as they had to face traffic snarls everyday, which increased there traveling time.

“Flyover is very small. It causes a lot of traffic problem. There are times when it takes 20-25 minutes and at times even 30 minutes to cross this bridge,” said Umesh Omble, a resident.

A large crowd had also gathered at night to witness the demolition of the Lal-Bagh flyover, which many consider to be a landmark of Mumbai city.

The residents are not worried about the inconvenience they may have to face while the construction of the new flyover would be going on.

They are confident that the municipality and the traffic department have taken adequate measures to tackle the possible traffic congestion in the adjoining roads which will witness more traffic due to the fly over construction.

“The municipality and the traffic department have done such work that all the nearby roads adjoining the Ambedkar road have been cleaned so that even when the traffic is diverted, there won’t be any problem,” said Omble.

Mumbai is one of the most populated cities due to which it has always faced the problem of deteriorating infrastructure.

The government has decided to construct new flyovers.The construction of “Bandra-Worli” sea link is another step undertaken by the government towards improving the traffic situation in Mumbai. (ANI)

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