BMC opens Ghatkopar-Mankhurd flyovers

by Web Desk | Published: 09 Sep 2021

Mumbai: BMC opens Ghatkopar-Mankhurd flyovers
It has been one week, that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had partially shut the 2.9 km long Ghatkopar- Mankhurd flyover as it needed some repair works due to which there were noticed some accidents. The flyover was reopened by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday for four-wheelers and the vehicles which are light commercials. Though the flyovers will not operate for the two-wheelers and heavy vehicles.  
On September 1, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had shut the lane which went to the Mankhurd for maintenance purposes after a series of uproar was among the motorists over the accidents which were taking place. In a recent accident, Yusuf Khan of 34 years of age, was injured very badly on Monday as his bike slipped and he succumbed to death before he could be admitted to the hospital. 
Immediately after the accident, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), closed down the one lane of flyover stating that soon it will make the surface rough and will install a minimum of 10-speed breakers to make sure that all the vehicles going by maintaining their speed level and that there are not accidents. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had in its statement also mentioned that they would be using CCTV cameras. 
“The lane towards Mankhurd and the lane towards Ghatkopar were opened by us on Wednesday,” stated Satish Thosar, the Chief Engineer of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bridge department stated. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray had inaugurated the flyover on August 1. The Chief Minister had asked the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials to start the work on the surface of the flyover. This comes as a forward-looking step by the Shiv Sena party ahead of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections 2022. 
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