Sion Panvel Expressway
Sion-Panvel Highway marked in red on Greater Mumbai area map
Route information
Maintained by Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation
Maharashtra Public Works Department
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
Length25 km (16 mi)
Major junctions
West endSion, Mumbai
East endMumbai Pune Expressway at Kalamboli junction near Panvel
Location
CountryIndia
StatesMaharashtra
DistrictsMumbai Suburban district, Raigad district, Thane district
Major citiesMumbai, Navi Mumbai, Panvel
Highway system

The Sion Panvel Expressway is a 25 km Indian highway located entirely in the state of Maharashtra, that connects Sion in Mumbai with Panvel, via Navi Mumbai.[1] It is one of the busiest and most important roads in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and connects Mumbai with the city of Pune. The National Highway 4 and Mumbai Pune Expressway begin at the eastern end of the expressway, at Kalamboli junction, near Panvel. The highway is also used by vehicles traveling towards Mumbai from Konkan and Goa.

As of September 2014, the stretch of the highway east of Vashi Bridge within the city of Navi Mumbai has been fully widened and concretized to 10 lanes (5 lanes in each direction).[2] New flyovers have been built at Sanpada railway station, Nerul, Uran phata and Kamothe. A toll plaza built between Kamothe and Kharghar for recovering the construction cost was controversially opened on January 6, 2015 after much delay[3] as the BJP-led Maharashtra state government admitted that it was not in a position to abolish the toll.[4] Heavy traffic snarls were reported in the initial days as workers of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena vandalized the toll booths.[5] One-way toll for motor vehicles has been set at 40[6] for cars & 130[7] for Trucks & Buses.

Major connections

Following major highways cross the Sion Panvel Highway

Important destinations

Sion Panvel Highway serves the following nodes of the city of Navi Mumbai.

Sion Panvel Highway serves the following nodes of the city of Mumbai.

Intersections

Sion-Panvel Highway intersects following important roads.

Widening and Concretization

Toll Plaza at Taloja
Toll Plaza at Taloja

The project consists of [8]

  1. Widening of the existing bituminous road to 5+5 lanes with concrete pavements.
  2. Central 3+3 lanes to be access controlled.
  3. The Service roads to be provided whenever required for about 6.29 kilometres.
  4. Provision of signal free passage for through traffic
  5. 3 new Flyovers at Kamothe Junction, Sanpada Junction & Uran Junction.
  6. Duplication of flyovers at Taloja and Chembur Mankhurd Link Road junctions.
  7. Pedestrian crossing Underpasses at 10 locations.
  8. Foot over Bridges at 3 locations.
  9. Geometric Junction improvements as per standards.
  10. Toll plaza at Vashi to be upgraded to 8+8 lanes, Toll fee at prescribed rates (current rate) and Toll period to be quoted by BOT Contractor.
  11. Landscaping / Beautification of entire project corridor including Median plantation, Road side plantation, Landscaping and Beautification below flyovers.
  12. Renovation / upgradation of existing flyovers, structures.
  13. Electrification of entire project corridor.
  14. Operation and Maintenance of Project Facilities up to the end of toll period quoted by BOT Contractor.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ Katkurwar, Saurabh. (2012-01-06) Sion-Panvel highway to be 10-lane in 3 yrs. Mid-day.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.
  2. ^ "Sion-Panvel highway cuts travel time". DNAIndia.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  3. ^ "Navi Mumbai: New toll naka at Kharghar surprises and angers motorists". MidDay. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Govt in no position to roll back Kharghar toll plaza: Maharashtra PWD minister". FirstPost.com. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Kharghar toll booth vandalized, highway witnesses traffic snarls". Hidustan Times. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  6. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar (25 September 2020). "Mumbai: Toll rates to rise from October 1; Rs 40 for cars, Rs 130 for trucks, buses | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  7. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar (25 September 2020). "Mumbai: Toll rates to rise from October 1; Rs 40 for cars, Rs 130 for trucks, buses | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  8. ^ From May 2014, zip down a 10-lane Sion-Panvel highway - Mumbai - DNA. Dnaindia.com. Retrieved on 2013-12-06.