According to MP Dr. Srikant Shinde, construction of the Dombivli-Mankoli flyover is nearly finished, and the bridge will be officially opened by the end of May. The flyover will provide much-needed relief to citizens, allowing them to reach Thane from Dombivli in just 20 minutes.
Currently, motorists have to take the Kalyan or Mumbra Bypass via Kalyan Shil via Dombivli East to exit from Dombivli West, which can take up to one and a half to two hours. As a result, there has been a demand to complete the flyover as soon as possible to provide relief to motorists.
The bridge, which is being built in Mankoli, six kilometres before Rajnoli in the direction of Thane, would cut the travel time between the two cities to only 20 minutes. As the widening of the Thane to Bhinwadi road is also going on quickly, motorists can travel from Dombivli to Thane without traffic jams. The MMRDA aims to complete the work on the bridge in the shortest possible time and open it for traffic.
In 2013, it was suggested that a bridge connect Dombivli, Madgaon, and Mankoli, Bhiwadi, across the Ulhas River. However, due to land acquisition and other problems, the bhoomipujan (groundbreaking) of the bridge had to wait until September 18, 2016. Although work on the bridge began, the process of land acquisition became a significant hurdle.
The Dombivli-Mankoli flyover is expected to improve the city’s connectivity and reduce travel time. The flyover will not only benefit motorists but also provide relief to those who travel by public transport. The bridge will also boost the region’s economic growth by facilitating the transportation of goods and services.
Local residents have welcomed the news of the flyover’s impending completion, expressing their gratitude to Dr. Srikant Shinde and the MMRDA for their efforts. They believe that the bridge will alleviate the daily commute’s stress and help to improve the overall quality of life in the region. Many also hope that the flyover will help to reduce air pollution caused by traffic congestion.
In conclusion, the Dombivli-Mankoli flyover is nearing completion, and its inauguration by the end of May will provide much-needed relief to the citizens of Dombivli and Thane. The project’s completion will significantly reduce travel time and enhance the region’s connectivity, benefiting both motorists and those who rely on public transport. The bridge’s completion is eagerly awaited by all those who have long awaited relief from the daily grind of traffic congestion.