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The British era Tilak Nagar Bridge in Mumbai to be replaced by 2 new cable-stayed bridges by 2023

Mumbai's landmark Tilak Nagar Bridge will undergo key redevelopment in November this year.

Seated in the heart of Mumbai, the 96-year-old Tilak Nagar Bridge will soon undergo renovation. The British-era bridge will be replaced by 2 new cable-stayed modern bridges by 2023. As per reports, the Tilak Nagar Bridge is the first of 12 ancient bridges that will be remade by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in association with the Maharashtra Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation (MRIDC).


New bridge to be built before razing the ancient pass

Built in the 20th Century, the landmark Tilak Nagar Bridge in Mumbai stands as one of the busiest in the city, connecting the east to the west. The prominent route is used frequently by vehicles and pedestrians, however, it has now donned a worn out look and has become an unsafe passage for the heavy traffic it shoulders. As such, the MIRDC has decided to revamp the bridge, without majorly affecting the movement of regular vehicular traffic.

The redevelopment agency is attempting to first build a new bridge before it razes the old one to ensure that traffic movement is not hampered along the already slow stretch. The MIRC is considering building 2-3 lane bridges on either side of the already existing 4-lane structure. The new passes will be suspended by cables and will stretch 600 meters in length. These will further be using only one pier between the Central and Western Railway lines to limit the traffic troubles here.

An estimate of ₹375 crores will be spent on the construction of the modern-day passes, read reports. Work-related to the shifting of utility lines has already commenced here and the actual construction is set to kickstart in November.

Besides this, reconstruction of around 11 other city bridges that are aged 100 years or older, will also be initiated, stated the MIRDC Director. According to the MIRDC plan, redevelopment work of the Tilak Bridge, Byculla Overbidge and Raey Road Bridge is expected to be completel by 2023.

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