Also informative boards on current metro works would be set up.
Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has chalked out plans to reduce traffic congestion in the city, which will include providing additional and new signage to Western Express Highway (WEH) and Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). It also plans to make the junctions on the WEH signal free by making modifications in the expressway design. “We have floated tenders to install new signage and lane mapping in BKC as well as WEH. This will effectively reduce traffic snarls. We are also planning to redesign junctions on WEH to make it signal free. We are inviting tenders for the design. Maybe few underpasses will be added to the existing route,” said R.A. Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA.
He added, “Metro corridors will reduce the existing traffic once operations begin, apart from which we will create bus bays, taxi and auto stands at each metro station. Cycles will also be provided. It will help to reduce traffic.”
MMRDA will shell out more than Rs 1 crore to install the new maroon and white signage in place of the existing green and blue signage. The step has been taken after a change in Indian Roads Congress (IRC) standards. Some of the new signage would include directions on which bridge needs to be taken for a particular destination, warning signs for no parking and no stopping.
Also informative boards on current metro works would be set up. The total cost for executing the project is around Rs 1.40 crore.
Mr Rajeev added, “Tenders have been invited again since only one bidder came forward the first time.”