BMC is resurfacing alternate roads to lessen the effects of the Gokhale Bridge closure

by Web Desk | Published: 12 Nov 2022

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The BMC has finished resurfacing the other roads on a war footing through the night in order to reduce traffic congestion in Andheri as a result of the shutdown of the Gopal Krishna Gokhale bridge. To guarantee open traffic flow on other roads, additional effort is done to fix potholes and take action against abandoned vehicles and unlawful hawkers. The Gokhale bridge closure, a crucial link between Andheri's east and west, has made the city's traffic even more chaotic. It has been agreed to get a second opinion on the structural assessment and determine if, with some external support and subject to structural clearance, one lane can be used for walkers, auto rickshaws, and two-wheelers. The final decision will not be made for a week.
 
The BMC has resurfaced Nehru Road, Military Camp Road, and Khar Subway Road in Wakola to enable efficient traffic flow. The NS Fadke road, which runs between Teli gully road, Sahar road, and Andheri station, has also been resurfaced. The Swami Vivekanand road and the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli connection road have also been resurfaced. "Due to the malls and shopping centres that line these roadways, there is constant strong traffic. Therefore, in the last several days, the roads were resurfaced with military precision "explained the K-West ward representative.
 
The main obstacle to efficient traffic flow is the hawkers on SV Road, Link Road, and the lanes linking these routes. In other places, the roadways are also quite small. As a result, continued regular action against hawkers is necessary, according to the city official. "The resurfacing work on alternative roads was finished within 48 hours by working during the night to prevent affecting traffic movement," said P. Velarasu, auxiliary municipal commissioner (projects).