Mumbai Coastal Road Project Phase 1 Now Accessible to Public

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The southbound lane of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project, stretching from Worli to Marine Drive, is now open for limited public use. The section was officially inaugurated yesterday in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, although it has only become accessible to the public starting today, March 12. Initially, access to the road will be available only on weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm, with weekend closures.

Entrance points to the Coastal Road include Worli, Haji Ali, and Amarsons Garden, with exits located at Amarsons Garden and Marine Drive near Princess Street Flyover. This 10.5 km route features a 2 km tunnel passing beneath Priyadarshini Garden, Malabar Hill, and Girgaon Chowpatty before reaching Marine Drive.

The road enforces a speed limit of 80 kmph on most sections, except for the tunnel where a lower speed limit of 60 kmph applies. Access is restricted to four-wheelers and public transport buses, with heavy commercial vehicles and two-wheelers prohibited from accessing the route.

The project, with a cost exceeding Rs 12,000 crore, is progressing, with the second phase, comprising the northbound lane, expected to be inaugurated in May 2024. Eventually, the project will link with the Worli-Bandra Sea Link and extend further to Dahisar.

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