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Coastal road to be constructed in Navi Mumbai

Friday, July 06, 2018
By Raju Vernekar

Rs 711 crore e-tenders for mega project have already been invited

The City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) is planned a six lane coastal road at a cost of Rs 711 crore, connecting Belpada (JNPT) and Aamra Marg (Panvel), which will also provide easy access to the proposed international airport in Navi Mumbai.

It will start from JNPT (Belpada), traversing on the foot hill of Jasai, making an interchange at Shivajinagar with proposed Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), then running along the coast of Ulwe by providing access to the proposed Off-shore Banking Centre (OBC) of the SEZ and ultimately terminate at Aamra Marg near Panvel creek.

For this mega projecte e-tenders  have been invited, on item rate tender, on the basis of the Design Build model. Financial bids will be opened in August. The contract will cover a maintenance period of five years from the date of completion of the project. The project is scheduled to be completed within 36 months i.e. by October 2021. The initial six months of the time period will be for statutory approvals, planning, design and proof checking, while the remaining 30 months will be for execution of the project. After completion of this road, Navi Mumbai will get one more coastal road (apart from Palm Beach) to its credit.

The road will serve as the second link to the JNPT as well as share traffic with the existing two routes National Highway-4B and State Highway-54 with Amra Marg. This part of the coastal road will connect the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport, CIDCO spokesman Dr Mohan Ninave said.

This road project will be developed in two phases. Phase I from Aamramarg Junction to the interchange with MTHL at Shivajinagar including airport link road and Phase II from Shivajinagar to JNPT (Belpada). The total length of coastal road is 10.106 km, out of which 5.8 km will be developed in Phase I  along with airport connectivity of 1.2 km.

In order to take care of nodal traffic, a service road has also been proposed along the road side. This will ensure unobstructed traffic movements from MTHL to the airport. The airport connectivity will take off from the coastal road near Targhar railway station, running above the Nerul-Uran railway line and Amra Marg.

The project consists of three flyovers at nodal road junctions, two RCC bridges on stilts – having lengths of 1.2 km and 0.6 km each, over a dense mangrove area – to address environmental issues at Ulwe creek and one Rail-over-Bridge (via duct) for the Navi Mumbai International Airport connectivity over the Seawood-Uran railway line and Amra Marg.

The proposed coastal road will have an intelligent traffic control system along with provision of RCC service ducts all along the length of road at predetermined locations. The road will be a state of the art technology project.

This project runs along the coast and thus needs approval from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) and Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF) for CRZ clearance. The CRZ clearance has been obtained in June 2017 and now MCZMA has recommended the proposal to MOEF for its clearance.

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