Mumbai coastal road project 36% completed: BMC

01 Jul 2021

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has completed 36% of the total work of the Mumbai coastal road project, against the 40% target set for completion by mid of 2021.

The civic body aims to finish all the work by December 2023, according to the authorities. The earlier target of project completion was July 2023, which was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

Chief engineer for the coastal road project, Vijay Nighot, said that the completed work includes about 470 metre or 25% of tunneling work of one tunnel and reclamation of 105 hectares of the total 111 hectares.

He further added that the piling work, casting of piers and girders, construction of the ramp work at Marine Drive, and tunneling work are in progress at present.

In December last year, BMC announced that its original aim of finishing the coastal road project by October 2022 had been extended to July 2023.

Nighot had then said that we have wasted eight months due to the court case, that had stayed the project construction in 2019, and additional six months due to the lockdown.

The coastal road will join Nariman Point to Bandra Worli Sea Link, which is 10.58 km long. Twin tunnels of a length of 2.07 km will join Girgaum Chowpatty and Malabar Hill. All underground tunnels will have three lanes of depth 70 m. The coastal road project will cost Rs 8,429 crore.

55% of the work should be accomplished by this December, and 85% of the work should be done by 2022 as per the civic body plan.

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