Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), in a joint venture with Hyundai Development Corporation (HDC), has secured a contract worth INR21.26bn ($290m) from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for design and construction of Package II of the Mumbai Coastal Road Project.
HCC’s share in the joint venture is 55% (INR11.69bn). The project is set to be completed in four years.
The scope of work includes design and construction of road, bridges, interchanges, including reclamation and associated works, between Baroda Palace near Haji Ali and the Worli end of Bandra Worli Sea Link.
HCC director and group CEO Arjun Dhawan said: “The Mumbai Coastal Road will have a real impact on the lives of Mumbaikars by decongesting inner city roads and dramatically reducing travel time, while improving air quality around residential neighbourhoods.
“For HCC, this prestigious and technically challenging project is a matter of immense pride and a natural extension of the Bandra Worli Sea Link constructed by it.”
MCGM has envisaged the Mumbai Coastal Road Project (MCRP) along the western seafront of the city to decongest existing roads. The project intends to connect the Marine Drive in the south to Kandivili in the north.
The project will comprise tunnels, roads on reclaimed land, roads on stilts and bridges with interchanges planned at strategic locations for dispersal of traffic.
MCRP is expected to cut down travel time by as much as 60% and the dedicated bus rapid transit systems (BRTS) lanes would encourage public transport, leading to fuel savings.
The section from Baroda Palace to the Worli end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link is one of the three packages of the first phase of MCRP.
Earlier, the Heavy Civil Infrastructure business of Larsen & Toubro has won a contract from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) for the construction of Packages 01 and 04 of the MCRP.
The project involves the construction of a 7.75km coastal road from Princess Street Flyover to Baroda Palace, including a tunnel under Girgaum Chowpatty, Malabar Hills and Priyadarshini Park.
Package 04 involves the construction of a 3.93km stretch of coastal road from Princess Street Flyover to Priyadarshini Park. The scope includes construction of ramps from Marine Drive connecting to the underground road (twin) tunnel, which will pass below Girgaum Chowpatty, Malabar Hills and exit at Priyadarshini Park connecting to the Package 01 of the project.
Package 01 involves the construction of a 3.82km, eight-lane highway over reclaimed land from Priyadarshini Park to Baroda Palace, including interchanges at Amarson Garden and Haji Ali.
The interchange at Haji Ali will be a multilevel interchange inside Haji Ali bay providing connectivity to the existing Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road.
Image: The Marine Drive in Mumbai. Photo: Courtesy of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.