Mumbai, 8th January 2024: In a significant development, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has announced that the Worli-Nariman Point Coastal Road, spanning 10.28 kilometres, will not impose tolls on commuters. Shinde assured that the initial phase of the project, connecting Worli to Nariman Point, is scheduled to open on 31st January. A recent inspection of the coastal road tunnel with civic chief I S Chahal revealed identified areas for deep cleaning, as Shinde confidently stated that the overall project will be completed by May 2024.
The Coastal Road, once operational, is anticipated to contribute substantially to time and fuel savings, thereby mitigating traffic congestion in the region. Chief Minister Shinde disclosed plans to extend the project further, connecting the western coast to Virar. This expansion aims to alleviate traffic on existing routes, reducing both fuel consumption and travel time for commuters.
During the media address, Chief Minister Shinde highlighted the incorporation of state-of-the-art Saccardo ventilation technology in the coastal road tunnel, specifically from Priyadarshini Park to Girgaon Chowpatty. Emphasizing its efficacy in high-tech ventilation and fire incident scenarios, Shinde showcased its commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of commuters.
With the promise of a toll-free Coastal Road and ambitious plans for further expansion, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde envisions a comprehensive solution to traffic woes in the region.