The state government of Maharashtra has proposed to construct elevated roads over the existing Western Express Highway (WEH) and Eastern Express Highway (EEH), in a bid to ease traffic bottlenecks in Mumbai.
The state public works department (PWD), which is responsible for the two highways, has roped in consultants to study the feasibility of the proposed project and prepare a detailed plan for it.
According to officials, the two elevated roads will go over existing flyovers as well as Metro corridors planned on the two highways.
The 26.5-km WEH runs between Dahisar toll naka and Bandra, and the 23.5-km EEH runs between Mulund toll naka and Sion. The elevated roads are proposed to be built over the entire length of the existing highways—Dahisar to Bandra on WEH and Mulund to Sion on EEH.
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