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Mumbai Bridge - Bandra Worli Sea Link Opening Tomorrow, Photos, Videos

The Bandra-Worli sea link, India's first "sea bridge" will be inaugurated by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday 30 June 2009. The bridge will be opened for public from July 1st onwards.

The Bandra Worli Sea Link is an 8-lane, cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete viaduct approaches, which will link Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, and is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system. The Rs. 1600 crore project of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) was executed by Hindustan Construction Company. Designs and Project management is by M/s DAR Consultants.
At present, Mahim causeway is the only link connecting western suburbs to island city of Mumbai. The existing north south western corridor is highly congested and during the peak hours results in a bottleneck at Mahim Causeway.
Vehicular traffic admeasuring about 1,20,000 PCU travels on the Mahim causeway everyday and during peak hours and it takes about forty minutes to travel from Mahim causeway to Worli, a distance of about 8 km.

Express Highway and Swami Vivekanand road at Bandra and connects to Worli at Worli end with overall length of 5.6 kms for the entire project. The Sea Link will enable speedy travel between Bandra and Worli, cutting travel times from 60–75 minutes to 7 minutes.

For more information, photos, map visit www.bandraworlisealink.com

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