Vehicle movement will be affected as the JVLR section will remain closed

Mumbai Traffic Police announced on Monday May 9 that a section of the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) will remain closed for 12 days for repairs and maintenance.

For this reason, commuters traveling on the Eastern Express Highway (EEH) between Chheda Nagar-Thane and vice versa will not be able to use the flyover, which exists above the junction where the Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) merges with EEH. May 13-24.

Approving of the traffic blockage, police said it will slow traffic down a bit as all vehicles will take to the road instead.

The flyover is being overhauled, particularly its ball bearing and expansion joints as part of routine maintenance work.

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While the ball bearing replacement work has already been done, the repair and replacement of the expansion joints will require traffic blockages and hence closure, revealed Shashikant Sontakke, chief engineer of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation ( MSRDC).

Apart from that, Zion the flyover will also remain closed to vehicular traffic every weekend until June 20 so that the MSRDC can undertake repair work.

On the other hand, the Mumbai division of Western Railways (WR) is planning to build a new railway bridge between Bandra and Khar stations to expedite the construction of the sixth railway line between Mumbai Central and Borivali. However, the construction works will start after the monsoon.