July 13, 2024

Mumbai Coastal Road Project

Going through the coastline of our neighborhood

The BMC is building the ambitious Mumbai Coastal Road Project along the city’s Western Seafront to relieve congestion on the city’s existing roads. This project’s first phase aims to connect the Princess Street Flyover, Marine Drive, and the Worli end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link. This phase will run along our neighborhood’s coastline, using a combination of reclamation, tunnels, bridges/flyovers, elevated highways, interchanges, sea wall/break wall, and other features

Local landmarks in the Breach Candy interchange will be demolished to make way for this project. Our neighborhood’s waterfront will be completely altered. Many residents support the project, while others oppose it. With the BMC claiming that the majority of the project is already complete, this project will become a reality roughly in one or two years. Residents over the age of 50 have been hearing since childhood that a bridge connecting Marine Drive and other parts of the western shoreline will be built. This will soon become a reality in the form of a coastal road instead of a bridge.

According to BMC, the benefits of this project are significant for traffic movement since the journey from Marine Drive to Worli will be completed in 10 minutes, cutting travel time. Despite the fact that many activists claim that it will only benefit a small percentage of the population who commute by car. 

The project is also regarded as an engineering marvel due to the highly technical aspects of the project, and it has been praised for its rapid pace of work.

BMC & NCPA have displayed project facts to the public by providing photographs and details about this mega project at the Dilip Piramal Art Gallery, NCPA. BMC officers were seen explaining details of the project to the visitors.

 

Here is some basic information about the project and also some pictures of the ongoing construction. 

Length of Road: 10.58 Kms. Number of Lane: 8 (4+4). Road on Reclamation: 4.35 Kms. Tunnel: Length of twin tunnel: 3.45 Km, 11 Mt. internal diameter (3 lane each). Underground Car Parking: 03, for total no. of cars: 1856. Total Reclamation area: 111 Ha. Area for recreational purpose: 70 Ha. Interchanges: 03, Length of interchanges: 15.66 Kms. Promenade: 8.55 Kms. Sea Wall: 7.47 Kms.

Package 1 – from Priyadarshini Park to Baroda Palace (Worli), Contractor: M/s. L & T. Ltd.

Package 2 – Baroda Palace to Worli end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link. Contractor: M/s. HCC-HDC (JV).

Package 3 – Princess Street Flyover to Priyadarshini Park. Contractor: M/s. L & T. Ltd.

More details about the project can be seen on the BMC website www.mcgm.gov.in

(By Editorial Committe of ‘The Voice of Malabar Hills)