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Mumbai Coastal Road Opens for General Public, Revolutionizes Commute

The phase 1 of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project has been completed. This means lesser traffic, quick commute and lower fuel expenses. Read to know more details.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde inaugurated the southbound corridor of Mumbai’s coastal road – Phase 1 that stretches between Worli and Marine Drive today on March 11.

It is a part of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project that was initiated back on October 13, 2018, and has been named after Dharmaveer Swarajya Rakshak Chhatrapati Sambhaji Mahara.

In the first phase of the coastal road, a stretch of 10.5 km will be opened to the public. Motorists can enter the stretch from any of these points- Worli Seaface, Haji Ali interchange and Amarson’s interchange points and they can exit at Marine Lines.

Rules to be Followed: Entry and Exit Points, Speed Limits and Restrictions

Commuters can enter Dharmveer Swarajya Rakshak Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Marg from various points such as Bindu Madhav Thackeray Junction, Rajani Patel Junction (Lotus Junction) and Amarsons Garden. Amarsons Garden is both an entry and exit point.

The exit points of the Mumbai Coastal Road include Amarsons Garden and Marine Drive. In total, there are 3 entry points and 2 exit points.

Mumbai Traffic Police has stated in a twitter post that vehicles cannot exceed 80 kmph on the road. The speed limit in tunnels is 60 kmph while it is 40 kmph near entry/ exit and turning points.

There is also a fixed timing for vehicles- Monday to Friday from 6:00 am to 8 pm.

Please note that two-wheelers, three-wheelers, heavy vehicles, animal and hand-drawn carts, and pedestrians are not allowed on the road.

Enjoy a Congestion Free Peaceful Commute

Running along Mumbai’s Western coastline, this road has been designed to ease the traffic congestion and provide respite to the daily commuters. The commute time from Marine Drive to the Bandra-Worli Sea Link was previously 45 to 50 minutes which will now take place under 10 minutes, all thanks to the coastal road.

This significant decrease in travel time is estimated to save around 34% of fuel which in turn will effectively decrease carbon footprint by approximately 1826 tonnes per year.

Suhasini Biswas
Suhasini Biswas
Suhasini has been working as a content writer and editor for over 4 years. She has also worked as a freelance journalist due to her passion in news. Writing, researching, and reporting on new things have always been the core pillars of Suhasini's professional journey.
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