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The Eastern Freeway project (EFP) is an under-construction freeway to provide a direct link between the Eastern Express Highway
The Eastern Express Highway is a city express highway serving the city of Mumbai. It is one of the busiest and most important roads in the Mumbai Metropolitan Area and is a part of the National Highway 3. It is generally 6 lanes wide with over a dozen flyovers/grade separators...
and south Mumbai.
The Eastern Freeway will be a 22-km high-speed corridor from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly The Prince of Wales Museum of Western India) right up to Eastern Express Highway through the relatively less-congested roads of the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) area. This freeway will drastically reduce travel time between Colaba
Colaba is a part of the city of Mumbai, India, and also a Lok Sabha constituency. During Portuguese rule in the 16th century, the island was known as Candil...
in South Mumbai
South Mumbai , sometimes incorrectly referred to by English Media as "SoBo" , the southern-most precinct of the city of Mumbai, India, comprises the city's main business localities and its adjoining areas...
and the eastern suburbs like Ghatkopar
Ghatkopar is a suburban neighbourhood of eastern Mumbai. It is also a railway station serviced by Central Railway line of the Mumbai suburban railway.-History:...
The four-lanes EFP, which will start near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, will go on to the Mumbai Port Trust road before joining the EEH via the Anik-Panjrapole link road, near Wadala, a distance of 12 km. Of these, 9 km will be elevated. This project will consist twin tunnel on BARC
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre is India's primary nuclear research facility based in Mumbai. It has a number of nuclear reactors, all of which are used for India's nuclear power and research programme.- History :...
mountain and will be approximately half a kilometre in length each with 17 metres in width and 10 metres in height, it will have four carriageways in each tunnel.
Work on this freeway already started on Jan 2008 and scheduled to complete December 2011. This project will cost