The development authority has placed this project under the Green Mission, as it will cut down on vehicular emissions, effectively.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority has started to table the tender for India's longest suspension bridge. Stretching for about 550 meters, this bridge will link City Park at BKC to Maharashtra Nature Park in Dharavi, benefitting about 40,000 commuters annually. Presently, people cover this distance by roadways which congests roads and causes inconvenience in the form of intense traffic jams. These automobile landlocks further add to Mumbai's carbon footprint each day.
New hanging bridge to be developed under Green Mission
In its annual budget of 2021-2022, the MMRDA has allotted ₹77.05 crores to complete the hanging bridge project. As per estimates, the total expenditure has been clocked at ₹98.81crores. The development authority has placed this project under the Green Mission, as it will cut down on vehicular emissions, effectively.
Besides preventing pollution and congestion on roads, this will also help to raise the tourist attraction of Mumbai, by t virtue of being the longest bridge of its kind, across the length and breadth of the country.
The MMRDA has initiated the tender process and interested bidders can submit online quotations to MMRDA till 3 PM on March 31. Related documents will be made available for downloads from 3 PM on March 1. The Development Authority has priced the tender at ₹10,000. In addition to this, the companies have to also submit a security deposit of ₹2.96 crores approximately.
Maharashtra Nature Park, full of nature's bounties
Dharavi's gem, the Maharashtra Natural Park in Mahim, is a space of beauty and about 40,00 people visit this place each year. It is abundant with around 500 different species of trees and diverse fauna. Housing 125 different species of birds, 75 kinds of butterflies and 30 types of reptiles amongst others, it stands as an example of nature's variant beauty.