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Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Flyover opens for commuters after 3 years; CM Uddhav Thackeray inaugurates

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Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Flyover opens for commuters after 3 years; CM Uddhav Thackeray inaugurates

Mumbai: Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Flyover thrown open for traffic after 3 years delay. Thw Flyover isbuseful for regular commuters to reach Navi Mumbai

It comes as a good news for the regular comnuters to Navi Mumbai as after 3 years delay, finally the 2.9-km-long Ghatkopar-Mankhurd flyover was thrown open for traffic from Sunday.

The flyover cuts short the usual long commute is anticipated to for those travelling between Navi Mumbai and Mumbai from the traffic congestion on Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road.

Ahead of inaugurating the much awaited Flyover, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requested the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to ensure that the floor of the flyover is cleansed.
The development of the flyover began in February 2016. Due to financial constraints there was a considerable delay of three years. The flyover is also anticipated to reduce the travelling time to the motorists
travelling in direction of Navi Mumbai on this Ghatkopar-Navi Ghatkopar-Mankhurd Link Road Mumbai, Lonavala and additional to Pune.

The flyover has a connect to Sion-Panvel Highway. All Vehicles coming from Eastern Express Highway and Santacruz-Chembur Link Road can get access to the flyover. It also connects the essential highways in the direction of Konkan and Bengaluru.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray further reiterated that the opening of this long Flyover will be a very big relief for thousands of citizens.

The Maha CM added, he did not even feel like passing through this stretch but now with the construction of this flyover, it will help motorists bypass the traffic below. However, he made a small request to the Civic Body Officials that the surface of the flyover should be made more proper to ensure a smooth experience. However, he expressed his pride that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in such a challenging period of Covid-19 pandemic managed to complete the work.

Earlier, there was a controversy over the naming up of the flyover. The Shiv Sena member of Parliament (MP) Rahul Shewale had demanded that the BMC ought to title the flyover over Sufi Saint Khwaja Gareeb Nawaj Moinuddin Chisti. Infact, theBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had opposed it and sought it to be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Following this, on July 29, a proposal was cleared in a works committee assembly to call it after Shivaji Maharaj. However, the title is but to be authorised by the BMC’s common physique which is anticipated to happen within the coming days.

The inauguration of the Flyover on Sunday, saw the attendance by suburban Guardian Minister Aaditya Thackeray, Mayor Kishori Pednekar, native MP from BJP Manoj Kotak and Minority Affairs Minister Nawab Malik, who can be touted as an MLA from Anushakti Nagar constituency.

However, Congress corporator Ravi Raja, who’s the chief of opposition within the BMC, alleged that he was not invited to the occasion in violation of the protocol to ask opposition leaders for such occasions. Raja mentioned, “the councillors and group leaders were expected to be invited for events.

The leader of the opposition post has an important place in a democracy. Also, the state government has given statutory status to this post in the civic body by law.

NewsEdit by K.V.Raman

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