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The Bandra-Worli Sea link

Prepared By,
Amit Verma -11
Qais Ibrahim - 12
Arvind Elle - 13
Vikas Sadavarte - 14
Minal Khochare - 15
The Bandra- Worli Sea Link
 INAUGURATION June 30, 2009

 Landmark for Mumbai city

 Among the most complex & advanced

 construction projects ever in India

 Major project in Mumbai metropolitan region after


Mumbai-Pune expressway
Project
 Sea link project conceived in the 1990s
 Plagued by PILs- fishermen & environmentalists
 2004- Work started
 But drastic changes to 80% of the bridge design
 Cost escalation from Rs 350 crore to Rs 1,306
crore to Rs 1,634 crore
 MSRDC project
 Executed by Hindustan Construction Company
 Illumination by Bajaj Electricals, Rs 9 crore
Location
• Built over the Mahim Bay
• Connects Bandra(suburb) to Worli(central
Mumbai)
• 8-lane-wide
• Sea link length- 5.6-km, 3.8 km over the sea
Facts
• Height of the cable-stayed tower = 43-storey building
• Weight= 50,000 African elephants
• Steel wire used= circumference of the earth
• Cement used- 90,000 tons
• 16 lanes toll plaza, at the Bandra end

How the Sea-Link Helps
• Additional connectivity from city to
suburbs
• Reduces travel time from 1 hour+ to
only 7 minutes
• Decongests Mahim Causeway-
125,000 vehicles a day
• Avoids 29 traffic lights
• Save Rs 100 crore a year in vehicle
operating costs
Landmark

• Hot tourist spot


• Key destination in 'Mumbai Darshan' package
• Special open BEST buses between BKC & Worli sea
face
• 8-lane bridge, with 2 dedicated bus lanes
Problems Perceived
• Major traffic snarls at Worli, no solution
figured out
• Additional congestion on SV road and
across Lilavati Hospital
• Toll proposed- Rs 50 one-way, may
dissuade a few

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Environmental Issues

 PROTECTED SPECIES ENDANGERED BY ILLEGAL TREE FELLING

 Depletion of mangroves
 Flora and fauna suffered
 Reduction in oxygen
 Depletion of marine life as they are breeding ground for them
 Flooding and choking of the drains have increased.
 Moreover shellfish and freshwater fish have all stopped breeding.
Environmental Issues

 IMPACT ON LIVELIHOOD OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES

 Affects the livelihood of several fishermen families


 Approximately 20,000 people are dependent on fishing as an occupation.
 In mahim 500 are dependent and in bandra another 2,000 are affected.
 Their pleas were ignored
 We have to walk 500 square yards to reach the sea. We have no place to
park our boats.
We have no source of income now and reclamation is still continuing.
Earlier our family used to earn around Rs. 1,500 a day but now we get
only Rs. 100 a day, sometimes less.
There used to be lobsters, crabs, prawns, etc. But now because of
the pollution we do not get these.
Environmental Issues

 THE IMPACT OF ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC – CONGESTION IN


SOUTH MUMBAI

 The road network is based on three north-south corridor


 Mumbai road traffic has worsened by around 400% in the last
twenty years.
 It poses considerable health problems.
 The effect of major new roads attract additional traffic
 The persistent congestion can only be alleviated by managing
demand within available capacity
 The most popular and environmentally clean mode of
transport is electrically operated local railway network
Environmental Issues

INCREASE IN ROAD TRAFFIC A SOURCE OF POLLUTION

 In Mumbai, noise pollution will increase with traffic volume


 The concept of encouraging unsustainable and unhealthy mode of
public transport is retrogressive
 In Mumbai, road transport is a major source of air pollution and
poses a considerable health problem
 Another effect of the increase in private vehicle growth is rise in
noise pollution, which leads to stress related health problems and
lowering of efficiency of work
CONCLUSION

It is clear that the not one but several aspects of the
Environmental Regulations of the country have been
violated.
 Secondly the project as is planned will only seek to
exacerbate the problem is already severely congested.
 The most worrying part of the project is that
studies using current data have not been used.
 Lastly as there has been no survey undertaken how
much the citizens are willing to pay for the use of the
bridge.