As per the latest report, the first phase of the Airoli-Katai Naka Freeway is expected to be completed by September 2021. Once ready, the 12 kms long Airoli Katai Naka Freeway will provide direct and quick access to people travelling from Mumbai to Kalyan and Badlapur region. The project will decongest the heavy traffic and will bring Palava closer to Mumbai, cutting travel time by 30 mins. Additionally, the work of Palava Junction flyover will now be fast tracked owing to the approval from Central Railway. This will decongest the traffic flow and provide traffic-free access into Palava.
MMRDA has already started the work on the freeway which is being constructed in 3 phases – a link between Thane-Belapur road and NH4 (phase 1), elevated road from Airoli to Thane-Belapur (phase 2) and a link between NH4 and Katai Naka (phase 3). Work is on full swing for a tunnel at the Parsik Hill and elevated road near Airoli Bridge.