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Bandra worli sealink

  1. 1. The Bandra-Worli Sealink
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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