The Panvel flyover that will bid goodbye to traffic jams, road rages and inconvenience to the residents of Panvel will be ready by the first week of June 2012. The flyover will also ease travelers’ journey to Pune by NH4 – old Mumbai-Pune road – which passes through Panvel.
“The commuters have endured frequent traffic jams on this stretch passing through Panvel city. This stretch has Panvel Bus Depot and a Bus Stand where heavy vehicles besides buses and other local traffic created congestion regularly. However, this flyover will be a boon for the travelers”, said Mr.Dilip Kawathkar, Joint Project Director (PR), MMRDA.
The 17-meter wide Panvel flyover will offer two lanes each for up and down traffic starts at Ashoka Lawn and ends about 300 meters ahead of the junction at Gandhi Hospital. The 1.5 km long main flyover also provides two arms of 437 meters each. These two additional 5.5-meter wide ramps start at New Panvel Junction and touch down at about 120 meters beyond Dr.Ambedkar Junction.
The rupees 140-crore and 2.4 km long flyover – including the two arms – will help reduce pollution due to severe traffic congestion and excessive vehicle operating costs.