The Development Authority (MMRDA) has selected three contractors to construct all three packages of the 22-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) of worth INR178.43bn ($2.7bn).
A consortium of L&T-IHI will construct package 1 including Sewri side of sea bridge, while Daewoo E&C and Tata Projects (TPL) (JV) will be responsible for delivering package 2 including Navi Mumbai side of sea bridge.
L&T will be responsible for constructing package 3, which includes bridge portion on land towards Chirle in Navi Mumbai, for which the company emerged as the sole bidder.
The MTHL is a landmark mega infrastructure project, which includes approximately 18-km of bridge construction in the sea and about 4-km on land.
Additionally, Systra MVA Consulting India Pvt Ltd has been appointed as detail design consultants for the Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro-4 corridor.
MMRDA believes that the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will provide good connectivity with the new airport at Panvel while helping to decrease traffic congestion towards Pune and Goa.
MMRDA metropolitan commissioner UPS Madan said: “MTHL, a very important area development project, will not only provide excellent connectivity with the new airport at Panvel and for traffic towards Pune and Goa, but it will also make available vast parcels of under-developed land in Navi Mumbai, creating a positive impact on the development of the city. The flyover on NH-4 will end congestion and time-consuming snarls for commuters.”