Mumbai Sea Link by niquikamran

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Mumbai Sealink which connects Bandra and Worli, is the largest Sea link in India.

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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

• • • • • 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

• 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

• 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


• 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

• Engineering team from • China, Egypt, Canada, Britain, Serbia, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Philippines worked on the project


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