After weighing, dismissing and weighing again several proposals, the government is now considering building a Y-shaped flyover on the Haji Ali junction to decongest it.
The state government’s empowered committee on infrastructure recently directed the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to vet the new plan along with the traffic police before the committee takes it up for serious discussion.
The proposal involves constructing a flyover over Pedder Road, with one arm going towards Tardeo and another towards Worli. Senior government officials, on condition of anonymity, said the plan was put forward by architect and empowered committee member Shivjit Sidhu.
Whether approved or not, this is not the only plan for the much-discussed junction. The MSRDC’s decade-old Pedder Road flyover is still in the pipeline. And the contract for the construction of the Worli-Haji Ali sea link has already been awarded to a Reliance Infrastructure-led consortium.
Apart from this, the state government has also set up a committee, headed by municipal commissioner Subodh Kumar, to study a coastal road for Mumbai. The road is to be constructed in parts by reclaiming land and in parts on stilts.