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Bandra Worli Sealink

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Bandra Worli Sealink

  1. 1. The Bandra-Worli Sealink
  2. 3. The Bandra- Worli Sea Link <ul><li>INAUGURATION June 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Landmark for Mumbai city </li></ul><ul><li>Among the most complex & advanced construction projects ever in India </li></ul><ul><li>Major project in Mumbai metropolitan region after Mumbai-Pune expressway </li></ul>
  3. 5. Project <ul><li>Sea link project conceived in the 1990s </li></ul><ul><li>Plagued by PILs- fishermen & environmentalists </li></ul><ul><li>2004- Work started </li></ul><ul><li>But drastic changes to 80% of the bridge design </li></ul><ul><li>Cost escalation from Rs 350 crore to Rs 1,306 crore to Rs 1,634 crore </li></ul><ul><li>MSRDC project </li></ul><ul><li>Executed by Hindustan Construction Company </li></ul><ul><li>Illumination by Bajaj Electricals, Rs 9 crore </li></ul>
  4. 8. Location <ul><li>Built over the Mahim Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Connects Bandra(suburb) to Worli(central Mumbai) </li></ul><ul><li>8-lane-wide </li></ul><ul><li>Sea link length- 5.6-km, 3.8 km over the sea </li></ul>
  5. 10. Facts <ul><li>Height of the cable-stayed tower = 43-storey building </li></ul><ul><li>Weight= 50,000 African elephants </li></ul><ul><li>Steel wire used= circumference of the earth </li></ul><ul><li>Cement used- 90,000 tons </li></ul><ul><li>16 lanes toll plaza, at the Bandra end </li></ul>
  6. 12. How the Sea-Link Helps <ul><li>Additional connectivity from city to suburbs </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces travel time from 1 hour+ to only 7 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Decongests Mahim Causeway- 125,000 vehicles a day </li></ul><ul><li>Avoids 29 traffic lights </li></ul><ul><li>Save Rs 100 crore a year in vehicle operating costs </li></ul>
  7. 14. Problems Perceived <ul><li>Major traffic snarls at Worli, no solution figured out </li></ul><ul><li>Additional congestion on SV road and across Lilavati Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Toll proposed- Rs 50 oneway, may dissuade a few </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 16. Landmark <ul><li>Hot tourist spot </li></ul><ul><li>Key destination in 'Mumbai Darshan' package </li></ul><ul><li>Special open BEST buses between BKC & Worli sea face </li></ul><ul><li>8-lane bridge, with 2 dedicated bus lanes </li></ul>
  9. 18. Mini-UN <ul><li>Engineering team from   </li></ul><ul><li>China, Egypt, Canada, Britain, Serbia, Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Philippines worked on the project </li></ul>
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