Mumbai : The ‘bhoomipujan’ of Mumbai civic body’s ambitious nearly 30 km long Coastal Road project will be done by monsoon season next year, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said on Saturday.

“We are committed towards providing a happy and stress- free life to Mumbaikars. Today is a day of satisfaction as the initial works of the Coastal Road project that was dreamt by residents of Mumbai has been started,” Thackeray told reporters after conducting a survey of the coastal road.

He said a survey of the soil at the seabed is being done and that the rocks present on the ocean floor will be

used in the tunnel work of the project. “The most important part is that there will be no disturbance to the beauty of Girgaum Chowpatty as part of this project. The tunnel that will start from Chowpatty will end near Priyadarshini park, and thus, there will be no traffic disturbance when the project work is going on,” he said.

Thackeray said from Priyadarshini park, the coastal road will pass through Bandra Sea Link upto Gorai.

“The pre-qualification bids for coastal road project has also been started,” he said.

Meanwhile, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Ajoy Mehta said that international companies have shown interest in the project.

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