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Mumbai: 4.5-km-long bridge as high as 10-storey building to be built from Worli to Sewri


Brace yourself Mumbaikars as Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has planned an ambitious 4.5-km-long bridge from Worli to Sewri. This elevated connector corridor will be high as a 10-storey building.

Sanjay Khandare, additional metropolitan commissioner of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) told Hindustan Times, the 4.5-km-long bridge, which aims to connect the Bandra-Worli Sea Link to the Mumbai trans-harbour line at Sewri, will run at a height of 32m (the height of a 10-storey building). Five government agencies will build this bridge. MMRDA, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), and Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) will together construct the bridge. The project aimed to be completed by mid-2022 and the estimated cost of the project is Rs 1,500 crore.

Due to the project, some residential and commercial buildings will be affected and such residents will be rehabilitated by the authorities. The project was planned in 2011 but did not make any headway then. Khandare told the leading daily, “We have taken up the project again and conducted several meetings with related authorities, who will help in execution. We aim to complete the construction at the same time as MTHL.”

According to the plan, this entirely elevated corridor will begin at Sewri interchange on MTHL along the Acharya Donde Road at Parel, Jagannath Bhatankar Road at Elphinstone, Drainage Channel Road and Narayan Hardikar Road at Prabhadevi, turning towards Century Bhavan, and will land near Sacred Heart Convent School at Worli. The corridor will be double-decker – one between Senapati Bapat Road and BA Ambedkar Road – as it will cross two flyovers and Elphinstone ROB. The existing road overbridge above the railway lines at Elphinstone Road is proposed to be demolished and rebuilt as part of the corridor.

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