Regularly it took drivers around an hour and 20 minutes to cover 1.7km distance, from Lower Parel railroad station to the Doordarshan intersection in Worli, amid the surge hours. Such was the extensive chaos that Mumbaikars finished up walking to their destination because it got to be incomprehensible to discover a cab either way. The decade’s old problem got solved when the drivers found around 25 structures, generally little shops. From an hour and 20 minutes, the drive from Lower Parel station to Worli has presently been decreased to a 10-minute breeze. 1.6 km passage of BKC – Chunabatti corridor was open to public just before a week passes over Mithi Stream, has diminished travel time between BKC and Chunabatti from more than 30 minutes to fair over two.

On Friday, about a hundred BMC specialists, prepared with two excavators and 20 trucks worked through the night to evacuate the structures, most of which are found along the 80-ft Pandurang Budhkar (PB) Marg in Worli and 60-ft Shankar Rao Naram Way in Lower Parel. Expecting inconvenience from the structure proprietors, a 20-member police group was positioned along the two streets. BMC said that the owners have been moved to a lane nearby PB Marg and those eligible given an alternative space.

The civic body authorities said that expelling structures from the two stretches has liberated up about 4000 sq ft space on the two streets. Sharad Ughade, Assistant Municipal Commissioner (G-South Ward) said that the traffic between Worli and Elphinston Street will too ease up.

He added that PM Marg may be a major network point between Worli and Elphinstone Street. The intersection of PB Marg and Shankar Rao Naram Way Marg in Worli will be broadened. During evenings, parking space will be given to commuters coming from commercial centre points in Kamala Mills and Century Mills compounds.

Source: Mumbai Mirror