After much hue and cry , the Public Works Department has finally kicked off work on building remaining two lanes of the three lane vital connectivity that links Kamothe Node with Sion Panvel highway on the Mumbai bound carriage way.
The project was delayed ever since the Rs 1230 crore Sion-Panvel highway renovation project got over in 2015 . The work was stalled for four years due to delay in obtaining environment clearance. On July 28 last year , a single lane was thrown open to the motorists after the residents staged protest over the missing link road. During the opening of the single lane, PWD had assured to construct two more lanes by March 2019.
Currently a 4.5m wide single lane road underneath Kamothe flyover is in operation which is not enough cater to the increasing density of vehicles that necessitated two more lanes . Once complete , motorists can get to the Sion-Panvel highway while coming out of Kamothe and further travel to Navi Mumbai.
For years Kamothe residents had to struggle and take a detour of almost 2 km towards Kalamboli before taking a U turn to get onto Mumbai bound carriageway since the direct link was missing.