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					The Bandra-Worli Sealink
 The Bandra- Worli Sea Link
     • INAUGURATION June 30, 2009
         • Landmark for Mumbai city
  • Among the most complex & advanced
       construction projects ever in India
• Major project in Mumbai metropolitan region
        after Mumbai-Pune expressway
                   Project
• Sea link project conceived in the 1990s
• Plagued by PILs- fishermen & environmentalists
• 2004- Work started
• But drastic changes to 80% of the bridge design
• Cost escalation from Rs 350 crore to Rs 1,306
  crore to Rs 1,634 crore
• MSRDC project
• Executed by Hindustan Construction Company
• Illumination by Bajaj Electricals, Rs 9 crore
                 Location
            • Built over the Mahim Bay
• Connects Bandra(suburb) to Worli(central Mumbai)
                   • 8-lane-wide
   • Sea link length- 5.6-km, 3.8 km over the sea
                    Facts
• Height of the cable-stayed tower = 43-storey
  building
• Weight= 50,000 African elephants
• Steel wire used= circumference of the earth
• Cement used- 90,000 tons
• 16 lanes toll plaza, at the Bandra end
•
      How the Sea-Link Helps
• Additional connectivity from city to suburbs
• Reduces travel time from 1 hour+ to only 7
  minutes
• Decongests Mahim Causeway- 125,000
  vehicles a day
• Avoids 29 traffic lights
• Save Rs 100 crore a year in vehicle operating
  costs
             Problems Perceived
    • Major traffic snarls at Worli, no solution figured
                              out
     • Additional congestion on SV road and across
                      Lilavati Hospital
    • Toll proposed- Rs 50 oneway, may dissuade a
                              few


•
               Landmark
• Hot tourist spot
• Key destination in 'Mumbai Darshan' package
• Special open BEST buses between BKC & Worli
  sea face
• 8-lane bridge, with 2 dedicated bus lanes
              Mini-UN
• Engineering team from
• China, Egypt, Canada, Britain, Serbia,
  Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Hong
  Kong, Indonesia and Philippines worked
  on the project
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