All You Need to Know About Goregaon-Mulund Link Road
Last Updated on, May 13, 2022
Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR) is a 12-km long road infrastructure project that will connect Mulund directly to Goregaon. After, Ghodbunder road, Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR), and Santacruz Chembur Link Road, GMLR is the fourth east to the west corridor in Mumbai.
The total estimated cost of the project is 6,225 crores1. It will reduce the traffic congestion and cut down the travelling time. As of now, it takes 80 minutes to travel from Mulund to Goregaon. Once the new road of GMLR is operational, this travel time will be reduced to as quick as 20 minutes.
GMLR – Project Plan
The GMLR project spans 12.2km. BMC has proposed the construction of 2 tunnels below Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The 4.7-km long tunnel and the 1.6-km long tunnel will run under the SGNP. Both these tunnels will be 20-200 metres below the ground.
To build tunnels, a new force ventilation technology will be used. There will be no outlets for ventilation above the ground, hence, there will be no disturbance to wildlife.
The remaining 6-7 kilometres of the road will consist of 2 6-lane flyovers, one starting from Dindoshi court to film city and another at Hedgewar junction in Mulund.
A couple of kilometres of the road will be widened for ensuring smooth movement of traffic.
The road will begin at Eastern Express Highway near the Mulund-Airoli signal and near Western Express Highway at Goregaon.
These upcoming infrastructure project in Mumbai is divided in 4 phases:
1 Construction of a bridge near Nahur railway station
2 Widening of roads between eastern and western suburbs
3 Development of twin tunnels near Sanjay Gandhi National Park and proposed flyovers at various intersections
4 Flyovers at the intersection of Eastern & Western Expressways
The GMLR project has received a go-ahead from the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL) and the Maharashtra State Board of Wildlife and Eco-Sensitive Zone (ESZ).
The BMC plans to build rehabilitation buildings to provide shelter to people affected by this project2.
How Will GMLR Project Affect Real Estate Market?
GMLR project will be a game-changer for Mulund, Nahur, Bhandup, Airoli, and Kanjurmarg. It will be a massive infrastructure and connectivity boost to these areas. The fast connectivity to western suburbs will boost demand for residential and commercial spaces in the Mulund-Bhandup-Nahur belt. A high appreciation value in this region is likely to happen.
Marathon Millennium is an upcoming commercial project in Mulund. It is 10 minutes away from GMLR. It has flexible office spaces starting from 350-10,000 sqft. This road will bring immense relief to people commuting to western suburbs daily for work purposes. Currently, the commute from Mulund to Goregaon takes almost 1.5 hours via either JVLR or Godhbunder road. With the GMLR you can reach Goregaon and neighbouring suburbs from the central suburbs of Mulund, Bhandup or Nahur in under 30 mins. Residents staying in township localities like Marathon Neohomes who commute daily to western suburbs will benefit a lot from this project.
The BMC started the construction work on Mulund’s side on 14th March 2022, post the ground-breaking ceremony by State Guardian Minister Aditya Thackeray. However, the tunnel work below Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will only kick-start in February 2023.
The first phase of the project which involves the construction of a flyover will be completed by 2023. However, the road will be open to the public only after the tunnel is functional. Hence, the complete operations will begin in December 2026. As of October 2022, BMC scrapped the tender for two tunnels. According to a BMC official, many companies did not qualify and hence the tenders could not be finalised. The BMC will float new tenders in 2-3 weeks.
Marathon Group is a 52 year old real estate builder that has completed over 80 projects in the city. The Group has a wide portfolio of projects across affordable housing, luxury housing, townships, commercial spaces and retail spaces and has a presence in Mulund, Bhandup, Panvel, Dombivli, Kalyan-Shil, Byculla and Lower Parel.
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