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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.

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the bandra worli sea link
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mini-UN

Engineering team from  

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