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Warning 7 Nov 2022 | 9:54 am

Mumbai: Key Andheri bridge shut today for reconstruction

Gokhale Bridge in Andheri will be shut to motorists and pedestrians from Monday onwards. Locals say they are bracing for "mayhem" as alternative routes that have been listed by the traffic police are also jammed

MUMBAI: Gokhale Bridge in Andheri will be shut to
motorists and pedestrians from Monday onwards. Locals say
they are bracing for “mayhem” as alternative routes that
have been listed by the traffic police are also jammed. But
the more pertinent issue is that Gokhale Bridge is the
conduit to major hospitals in the area, with locals worrying
about access.

Though the BMC has promised that part of the bridge will
be reconstructed before the next rainy season, locals are not
convinced given the civic body’s track record – for example,
the much-delayed commissioning of Hancock Bridge in
south Mumbai.
The alternative connectors available now are Milan subway, a
narrow flyover at Vile Parle, and the Andheri subway, which is
mostly unusable when it rains as it gets flooded very fast.
The Vile Parle flyover is a two-lane bridge and almost always
experiences traffic jams on both sides. Milan subway is a bit
better than the other two, but then it entails a long detour as
it is almost close to Santacruz.

News Source: Times of India

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