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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
  • 10. FORWARD THIS TO AS MANY MUMBAIKARS AS YOU CAN