From a stuck project to engineering wonder: Story of Bandra-Worli Sea Link

  • | Saturday | 21st September, 2019

Its critics also ridiculed MSRDC's claim that the sea link was the first infrastructure project in Mumbai to use seismic arresters which will enable it to withstand earthquakes measuring up to 7.0 on the Richter scale. Ten years after the sea link was opened to the public on June 20, 2009, it has not only weathered climatic changes but has also become a new emblem of the city. But the sea link has shortened the journey to 4.7 km, offered more capacity and reduced the travel time to only six minutes. The government had then estimated the project cost at Rs 660 crore to be completed in five years. The sea link was ultimately opened for public in June 2009 when the cost escalated to Rs 1,630 crore with the additional interest cost worth Rs 700 crore.

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