The Thane-Mumbra bypass route will remain shut from April 16, not for a day or two, but for 60 days i.e. two months. The Public Works Department will undertake the repair work of Mumbra Bypass road from April 16.
As the road will be kept closed for the period of two months, passenger and vehicle owners will have to bear the burden of the traffic. It is being said that, people travelling from Mumbai to Thane, Kalyan, Dombivali, and passengers travelling from Thane, Kalyan and Dombivali to Mumbai will face problems.
What’s the reason?
Potholes have appeared on Thane-Mumbra Bypass road which can lead to road accidents. Also, the same road is connected to the bridge which is in a poor state. Hence, PWD officials decided to undertake road and bridge repair work. During this roadblock, heavy vehicles coming towards Thane will be diverted to Airoli- Eastern Expressway and they will be able to travel from Shilfata to Kalyan and Bhiwandi.
Truck Terminal for parking
Four wheelers, three wheelers, and two-wheelers will have to use the old Mumbra village road to reach Thane. Also, the vehicles which cannot travel during the day will get to park their vehicles at Navi Mumbai’s CIDCO and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation truck terminal’s parking space on a temporary basis.
Thane-Mumbra bypass repair work has been delayed. It was due to start on Monday has been delayed because Thane traffic police did not inform people about this. PWD officer has also alleged that the traffic police haven’t even made a plan of alternative routes and diversions. They are not even sure whether the delay is for two days or more than that.
Source – MumbaiLive