FOBs plan on Thane-Belapur road scrapped

FOBs plan on Thane-Belapur road scrapped

The NMMC has cancelled its plans to build two FOBs near Turbhe railway station on Thane Belapur road . Instead of FOBs the civic body will now construct a flyover in the area.

The cost of the project has been pegged at Rs 24 crore . The two FOBs were collectively worth Rs 5.62 crore. The civic body however will stick to its plan of constructing two FOBs at Rabale and Digha on the same road.

The glyover will be 0.87 Kilometre long and will be built in 18 months once a contractor is hired. Two passages with signals before them, will be built for pedestrians to help them cross the road easily.  The 15-km road is one of the busiest roads in the Mumbai Metropolitan region . In Navi Mumbai , the road starts neaar Turbhe on the Sion Panvel highway and ends at Kalwa in Thane.


To improve transportation between Navi Mumbai and Thane, NMMC has decided to repair the busy Thane Belapur road.

As recent surveyed by the civic body revealed the road has three problems at numerous locations : longitudinal and transverse cracks , loss of the plaster resulting in ‘hungry surface and ravelling and erosion of the hard shoulder.

NMMC has decided to repair the road in multiple phases . In the first phase , works such as crack and joint sealing, concrete stitching and concrete stapling will be undertaken.The cost of the project is 8.99 crore.

Except for a small stretch at Digha, Thane-Belapur road has been widened to six lanes and has been concretised . The stretch has several industrial parks.