According to a feasibility study, the 29.20-km Mumbai Coastal Road has been planned from the Princess Street flyover to Kandivali with a combination of roads on reclamation, bridges, elevated roads and tunnels along with the construction of a seawall or breakwater in the intertidal zone. The project has been proposed in two parts: the southern part from Princess Street flyover to the south end of Bandra Worli Sea Link (9.98 km) and the northern part from the north end of Bandra Worli Sea Link to Kandivali (19.22 km).
- Mumbai Coastal Road, Southern Part
- Estimated construction cost: Rs 15,000 crore (29.20 km)
- Execution period: 48 months (For the southern part)
“The Mumbai Coastal Road is a first-of-its-kind mega project of roads on reclamation in India,” says Dr Sanjay Mukherjee, IAS, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Projects), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM).
Tenders have already been invited for the southern part of the project on EPC basis, estimated at Rs 5,303 crore, and actual work is proposed to commence in October this year. “We are in the main process of tendering. The RFQ for shortlisting bidders for the southern part has been published. Also, tenders for project management consultants have been invited. Both will be shortlisted by the end of April 2017. We have appointed the general consultant and are in the process of RFP.”
The proposed project involves the construction of a combination of land-filled roads (on reclaimed areas), bridge, tunnels, road on stilts over mangrove areas, interchanges, culverts, pedestrian underpasses and foot-over-bridges.
On approvals received for the project, Mukherjee adds, “Several NOCs and clearances of from the Centre and state have been sought. We have received most of the clearances and NOCs from Maharashtra Maritime Board, Public Works Department, Indian Navy, Coastguard, Harbour Engineer, Mumbai Heritage Committee, Fisheries Department and the High Power Committee, for example.” The proposal for the southern part of the Coastal Road for CRZ clearance has been recommended by the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) to the Ministry of Environment And Forest (MoEF), and has been considered positively on its merits by the Government of India.