Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde declared during a celebration of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj’s 366th birth anniversary at the Gateway of India that the ambitious coastal road being built in Mumbai city will be named after the elder son of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
“The coastal road is Mumbai’s lifeline and we are going to name it after Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj. We will also erect a statue of Sambhaji Maharaj on this road,” he said.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is constructing a coastal road that aims to connect South Mumbai’s Marine Drive area to Kandivali, a western suburb, through the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. This infrastructure development is expected to alleviate northbound traffic in Mumbai. Previously, family members of the renowned singer Lata Mangeshkar had urged the Maharashtra government to name the coastal road after her.