The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to install an additional bypass at the Dahisar-check naka to decongest road traffic. Stretching for up to 9 kilometres, this route stands as one of the busiest roads in Mumbai, being in the vicinity of one of the five entries and exit points of the city. The road is extensively used by domestic and commercial vehicles, as well as for shipping cargoes towards Gujarat and Delhi.
New bypass will run parallel to the service lane
Over the past few days, many regular travellers have brought the issue of rising traffic load at the Dahisar-check naka to the state's attention. Commuters took to social media and appraised the designated authorities about the intense road locks here, pressing the need to draft solutions.
After several discussions with the BMC and officials of the traffic police, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), the state has decided to boost the road fracture here.
The BMC officials have decided to relocate the pandal at the Dahisar Jumbo COVID-19 centre, to regulate traffic wisely. This will vacate the service lane, read reports, and a plan is underway to construct the new bypass road parallel to it. The upcoming route will extend southwards and help to streamline traffic at the Dahisar naka toll. As per the project proposal, the check naka will be moved further down to Mira Road, to free up more space for the commuters and ease irregular traffic.
This provision will help the frequent commuters in & around Mumbai
Several areas in Mumbai currently face immobility or slow traffic due to barricades of metro constructions, causing inconvenience to daily commuters. Humera Khan a resident of Navi Mumbai who travels to Pune almost every week said, "The biggest problem I face is that two-wheelers break past their designated bylane which causes a commotion. Moreover, either many vehicles do not have fast-tags or their owners do not recharge it regularly which causes delay. This just elongates the journey for us."
The new bypass is set pegged to segregate and shoulder the burden of rising traffic along the key route. It will usher in a great respite for the frequent travellers.