BMC completes boring, excavation for second tunnel for coastal road

01 Jun 2023

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has completed boring and excavation work for the second and final underground tunnel of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP) on May 30, 2023.

The 10.58-km MCRP is being constructed to reduce traffic congestion in Mumbai. The high-speed corridor will connect Marine Drive to the Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) through a series of arterial highways, underground tunnels, and vehicular interchanges.

The twin tunnel will pass under the Arabian Sea, making it India’s first undersea tunnel. The project will later expand to the coastal road towards the suburbs, till Dahisar, Mira Road, and Bhayander.

The initial target to complete the project is November 2023. The corridor is expected to be partially opened by this time, and by May 2024, the complete road will be open to the public.

The completion of the second tunnel is a major milestone for the MCRP. The project is expected to significantly reduce traffic congestion in Mumbai and improve connectivity between the city's different parts.

The BMC has said that it is committed to completing the project on time and within budget. The project is being funded by a combination of state and central government funds, as well as private investment.

The MCRP is a major infrastructure project that is expected to have a significant impact on Mumbai. The project is expected to boost economic activity in the city and improve the quality of life for its residents.

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