Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has got 17 bids from contractors out of the 31 that were shortlisted for the three packages of the ambitious project of 22-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project.

The six contractors for package 1 running from Sewri up to 10.38 km are, a consortium comprising Afcons, Fluor Corporation and Shapoorji Pallonji (SPCPL), a joint bid by Tata Projects and Daewoo Engineering & Construction, a joint bid by HCC and SK Engineering & Construction, a joint bid by IL&FS Engineering and Ranjit Buildcon, a consortium comprising ITD Cementation, Simplex, ITDPCL and SMCCL, and L&T with Japan-based IHI. This contractors have shown interest in the projects, reported Financial Express.

The same contractors have also bid and shown interest for Package 2 that runs from the 10.38-km mark up to 18.18 km.

For the third package, five contractors have bid for the 10.38-km mark right up to the landing site at Chirle village in Navi Mumbai. They are, namely, Afcons, Fluor and SPCPL which have bid in a consortium, ITD Cementation, Thakur Infraprojects and JM Mhatre also in a consortium, while J Kumar Infraprojects, L&T and NCC have bid singly. The 22-km long ambitious MTHL is envisaged to provide direct access to the proposed Navi Mumbai International Airport from the Mumbai mainland, and also provide a convenient gateway to the Mumbai-Pune expressway and help the commuters for their travelling.

Earlier, the MMRDA had fixed a one-time compensation of Rs 5.68 lakh for the project affected fishing community for the Trans Harbour link.

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