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The Eastern Express Highway, abbreviated to EEH, is a 23.55 km (14.63 mi) city express highway serving the city of Mumbai.[2] 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 a north-south artery of Mumbai
Mumbai
connecting the city proper to the eastern suburbs and to the metropolitan area of Thane. For most of its course, it is 6 lanes wide (3 lanes in each direction) with over a dozen flyovers/grade separators. The highway begins at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
and stretches up to Thane.[3] At Chembur
Chembur
it cuts off from the Sion Panvel Highway at the RCF Junction (Priyadarshini) to the outer limits of the city. It has heavy traffic during rush hours – southbound traffic in the morning rush hour; while northbound traffic during the evenings. It is used by an estimated 50,000 passenger cars daily. Towards south, beyond Sion it continues as Dr Ambedkar Road. Linking Sion in central Mumbai
Mumbai
to Thane
Thane
and beyond, the Eastern Express Highway
Eastern Express Highway
is one of the several key roads widened and improved under the Mumbai
Mumbai
Urban Infrastructure Project, by firms contracted by the Mumbai
Mumbai
Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Link roads connecting WEH and EEH such as the Jogeshwari – Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) and Santa Cruz – Chembur
Chembur
Link Road (SCLR) are the major arterial roads of the Mumbai
Mumbai
suburban road network. Both the WEH and the EEH run along north to south direction and are parallel in certain sections.[4] In 2009, The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport
(BEST) decided to introduce more express buses on this highway. BEST is also introduced air-conditioned (AC) buses on this route. These buses use the flyovers on the highway, and thus attempt to reduce travel time. See also[edit]

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References[edit]

[1] Urban Transportation-Government of India [2] Soon more Express Buses-Source-Indian Express [3] Monsoon Mayhem on Highway of Horror-Source-Indian Express

^ "MMRDA - Projects - Mumbai
Mumbai
Urban Infrastructure Project". Mmrdamumbai.org. Retrieved 2010-07-16.  ^ Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
(BMC). "Urban Transportation" (PDF). BMC. p. 1. Retrieved 7 April 2014.  ^ Indian Express - http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=51956 - retrieved on December 3, 2010 ^ MMRDA (2002-06-30). "EA/EMP report of JVLR
JVLR
(Jogeshwari - Vikhroli Road) project under MUTP : Mumbai. Vol. 3 of India - Mumbai
Mumbai
Urban Transport Project (MUTP) : environmental impact assessment". India: World Bank. p. 41. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 

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