India's first double-decker flyover in MumbaiIndia's first double-decker flyover in Mumbai
Claimed to be India's first double decker flyover part of the Santacruz Chembur Link Road has finally be thrown open for traffic in Mumbai. The 6.5km road provides quick east west connectivity.
The Santacruz Chembur Link Road (SCLR) is aimed to ease traffic snarls at Amar Mahal Junction, Vakola, Sion and Kula areas and will also significantly de congest the Eastern and Western Express Highways.
The SCLR comprises 1.8km long double decker flyover above the Central Railway's main line and Harbour line tracks. It has access to Kurla (W), Kurla (E), Tilak Nagar, Amar Mahal and Eastern Express Highway.
The upper and the lower levels of the flyover provide two lanes each for up and down traffic.
The authority decided to open both projects simultaneously to avoid any traffic hold up between SCLR and Amar Mahal Junction, which connects five major roads with Eastern Express Highway.