Metro IV: MMRDA toying with the idea of a double decker flyover at Kasarwadavli

06 October, 2018

Thane: The MMRDA is mulling to construct a double decker transport module at Kasarwadavli to accommodate a flyover for outbound road traffic and the Wadala-Kasarwadavli Metro IV station.

The previous state government had cleared three flyovers to be constructed at Kasarwadavli, Anand Nagar and Ovla but the same had to be rolled back as the route of the metro IV overlapped with them.

As per initial plans, the MMRDA is working on developing the two-tiered structure above the Kasarwadavli junction which will also host the metro railway station.

The ground level will be reserved for the existing inter-city traffic while the first level will have a four lane elevated road or a flyover crossing the junction underneath.

The next level will comprise of two sections- the metro rail tracks and the concourse for the station.

A similar structure has been executed at Jaipur and Nagpur, says an official document.

The details, which are part of a RTI query filed by Shiv Sena corporator Naresh Manera, shows the MMRDA was initially considering realigning the metro corridor to either sides of the highway for retaining the proposed flyovers. However, a third option of amalgamating both the road and rail modes in the single corridor one above the other was also worked out, which is likely to be okayed, said Manera.

Manera, who received reply to his query this week says he was anxious about the impact of the work in his area where the three stations are located. “There was no information available from the agency or even the TMC which was also in the dark. I have been fighting for constructing the flyovers at the three junctions. Initially, I was told the flyovers may have to be scrapped but the MMRDA has shared documents wherein it reveals they are actively considering the third option,” he said. The initial estimation of the work including the two decks will be around Rs 772 crore. Presently, the work is scheduled to be executed only at Kasarwadavli. However, when contacted neither the TMC, the MSRDC nor the Thane traffic police were aware of the proposed flyover.

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