Mumbaikars, no matter where they live, be it the posh localities of SoBo (south Bombay) or in and around Dharavi, are always plagued by that one common factor- The time wasted in the daily commute.
The trains are always crowded, the roads majorly jam packed and in sprawling city like Mumbai, walking to your destination mostly isn’t even an option. In an attempt to breathe out a gust of relief for daily commuters, Mumbai will now be home to its second sea-link connecting Bandra and Versova!
This ₹7,000 crore project has been bagged by Reliance Infrastructure from Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). The project delivery is supposed to take place in 60 months from the appointed date of 24 June 2019, as per the contract. The Versova-Bandra Sea Link would cut down commute time from over 90 minutes to 10 minutes and our office HRs are low-key smirking!
The Bombay High Court gave MSRDC the permission to cut down a substantial portion of the city’s mangroves in order to begin the much-awaited construction earlier this month. This had the Twitterati and citizens from all across the country raise their concerns about our flora and fauna, which hasn’t been addressed by the authorities yet. The bridge will have eight lanes to accommodate the vehicles moving between Versova and Bandra every day.
The Italian firm which has been looped in for the project has also released a digital rendering of the project and it’s so dreamy that it doesn’t feel like we’re in Mumbai at all!
For the project, Reliance Infrastructure has completed the paper works related to soil investigation in partnership with Fugro Ltd. and MSRDC is expected to finalize the location of the casting yard to start off the project.
Mumbaikars can finally have a chance at saving their fuel costs and this will also contribute in minimizing our overall carbon footprints.