MMRDA plans high-speed Thane road, 1.5-hour travel time to be cut to 10 minutes

News | Nov 23, 2022

MMRDA is exploring the plan for a bypass that would skirt Thane’s congested streets by cutting through parts of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SNGP). If constructed, it would be primarily of benefit to traffic moving between Mulund, Airoli, Chembur and onwards to Palghar and Gujarat.

Starting point: Northernmost tip of Mulund at Shrinagar off LBS Road

Ending point: Gaimukh on the outskirts of Thane on Ghodbunder Road

Areas to be covered: The road would pass along the Yeour Hills, crossing Indira Nagar, Lokmanya Nagar, Upwan lake, Manpada, Dongaripada and Anand Nagar

Who will it benefit

Motorists from Mumbai’s central and eastern suburbs & those from Thane travelling northwards.

1.5 hours Time taken at present to cross the 20km stretch between Mumbai-Thane boundary at LBS Road and Gaimukh.

10 minutes Time taken to travel between the same points on the proposed Foothill Road (to be designated as a high-speed corridor) at an average speed of 70kmph.