BMC keen to execute 8,000 cr coastal road project

January 2013

To claim the ownership of the ambitious western coastal road project the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking keen interest. BMC has issued a notice seeking expression of interest for appointing a consultant who will deal with the Central government on behalf of the BMC to get clearances for the project, estimated to be worth Rs 8,000 crore.

BMC Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte said that the proposed road passes through mangroves and around 100 acres of land which will need to be reclaimed in sea. The civic chief added the Corporation may also work in association with State government bodies like MSRC.