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Coastal road promenade to overshadow Marine Drive walkway

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The 29.2 km-long project here will also give rise to the city's longest promenade, the iconic walkway at in south Mumbai, a has said.

The proposed promenade - a part of the road set to be built along the city's coast - will be 6.4 km-long, stretching from Worli to Priyadarshini Park via Haji Ali in south Mumbai, he said.

"So far, Marine Drive, which is around 3.4 km-long, is the longest promenade in However, the promenade along the will be almost double its length, making it the longest public walkway in the city," the said on Wednesday.

The new promenade will be 20-metre wide and will have gardens, playgrounds, cycle tracks, open auditoriums, toilets and seating arrangements for senior citizens, he said in a statement.

It will also have three underground parking spaces to accommodate around 1,625 vehicles, he said.

The walkway will come up on around 96.87 lakh sqft area of reclaimed land. Of this, 22 per cent area will be used for the construction of the coastal road, while the remaining 78 per cent of land will be used for setting up public amenities, he said.

Once completed, the eight-lane 29.2 km-long coastal road will start from Street Flyover in Marine Lines and run up to suburban Kandivali.

The stretch will have tunnels, bridges, interchanges, pedestrian underpasses and foot over-bridges along the route.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 12:15 IST