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  1. The Bandra-Worli Sealink

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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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