Recently inaugurated Ghatkopar-Mankhurd flyover built by JMC Projects faces questions on quality. BMC defends the quality.

The flyover was opened on August 1, 2021 after a significant delay (started in 2016 and was originally scheduled to complete by January 2019). These kind of delays are quite expected and accepted in general due to varied reasons. Delay in permissions, timely audits, modifications, cost escalations and payment delays being some of them.

It connects Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai to Sion-Panvel Highway and significantly reduces the commuting time between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.

Concerns are being raised about the quality of construction after a person died when his motorbike skidded on the newly constructed flyover on August 30, 2021.

Some people living nearby said that there have been many such incidents (though not fatal) since the flyover was inaugurated. They claimed it’s due to the poor construction quality as tar quality and mixing is not upto the mark and it’s oozing from the surface making the road slippery.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) however said that there is no issue with the construction quality. In fact they claimed that it’s very smooth and motorists are not used to such smoothness. They drive fast in current rainy season and hence slippages happen. BMC is currently working to make it rough.

Please note that JMC Projects belongs to the Kalpataru group and is a subsidiary of Kalpataru Power (KPTL). KPTL owns 67.75% of the Company.

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