Hmmm, my all kudos and hearts to the people who made the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Yes this seemingly impossible marathon projects is now reality and after the Gateway of India mumbai has got its new landmark structure. The Bandra Worli Sea Link will be an 8-lane, cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete viaduct approaches, which will link Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, and is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system.

And whos coming,, yes like project, like inauguration. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar will throw open the Bandra-Worli Sea Link at a public function to be held on Tuesday at 3.30 pm at the Mhada ground near Rang Sharda.

GIANT LEAP 

  • Length of bridge (4.7km): 63 times the Qutub Minar
  • Weight of bridge (6.7L tonnes): 50,000 African elephants
  • 424 cables for main roadway: can support 900 tons each
  • Length of steel wire used (37,680km): Nearly the earth’s circumference
  • Concrete used: 2.3 lakh cubic metres
  • Height of main towers (126m): 43-storey buidling
  • Pile caps: Bridge rests on 135 pile caps, the largest being 55 m in length and 55 m in breadth (half a football field)
  • Peak-hour sweat: 4,000 workers and 150 engineers

GONE WITH THE WIND

Currently, it takes 35 to 38 minutes to go the 7.7-km distance between Mahim flyover and Love Grove Junction, Worli Transport experts estimate that travelling the link plus its approach and exit roads, which also measure about 7.7 km, will take at least 25 minutes. The builders claim that travelling the 4.7-km main link will take just 6 minutes. 

Its free from July 1 to July 5 🙂

PROJECT’ HIGHLIGHTS

1)India’s first eight-lane freeway over the open sea

2)Hailed as a modern Indian engineering marvel

3)Its weight is equivalent to 50000 African elephants

4)The length of the bridge is 63 times the height of the Qutub Minar in Delhi

5)The height of the cable-stayed tower is 126m, which is equal to a 43-storey tower

6)The length of steel wires used in the project is equivalent to the circumference of the Earth

7)Each cable can take a weight of 900 tons

8)Is built by a skilled team comprising of the best engineers from India, as well as, other countries including Britain, Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore and Switzerland.

9)Monitored by an Intelligent Bridge System with a 16-lane, state-of-the-art toll plaza

10)Will reduce the travel time from Bandra to Worli by at least 40 minutes.

Take a look

Bandra-Worli Sea Link under Construction

Bandra-Worli Sea Link under ConstructionBandra-Worli Sea Link

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  1. pace123 says:

    http://bandra-worli-sealink.blogspot.com/
    The eagerly awaited Wednesday Bandra-Worli Link is ready to be inaugurated by Congress President Sonia Gandhi. India is the first cable-stayed bridge is open, which would reduce from 40 minutes to 8 minutes.

    The Rs 1.634 crore 8-tracks is ready to open, after nearly five years of delay and dispute, on Tuesday. This link-Wednesday will be a relief for commuters between the western suburbs of Bandra Worli in South Central Mumbai, in just eight minutes.

    The project was designed at a cost of Rs 300 crore to be completed in 2004. The cost has increased by six folds at Rs 1.600 crore due to changes in plans and other delays.

    The speed limit has been said to 80kmph but will be lowered to 50 km / h.
    http://bandra-worli-sealink.blogspot.com/

  2. pace123 says:

    http://bandra-worli-sealink.blogspot.com/
    Smt. Sonia Gandhi, UPA President and member of Parliament, the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link June 30, 2009. This was confirmed today by the Minister for PWD (public company), Dr. (Smt.) Vimaltai world in a press conference jointly organized by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and HCC (Hindustan Construction Company). India is the first bridge built over the sea, the Bandra-Worli Sea Link is also the land of the long cable bridge.

    The Bandra-Worli Sea Link is a new offering in the area of transport MSRDC the city of Mumbai. Designed by M / S Dar Consultants, United Kingdom, and the leading engineering and construction HCC Sea link Mahima intersection of Western Express Highway and Swami Vivekananda Marg Bandra to Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan Road Worli finale. The motorist will benefit from an increase of options for the way, and the alleviation of traffic congestion along the corridor in the west, particularly in Mahima, Dadar and Worli intersections.

    Announcing the date of the opening, the Minister Dr. (Smt.) Vimaltai world said: “The Bandra Worli Sea-Link is the new landmark of Mumbai, a witness for the government of Maharashtra for the determination of the state for construction of modern Mumbai . I am proud to participate in the preparation of this iconic structure.

    http://bandra-worli-sealink.blogspot.com/

  3. abelsmith says:

    The Sea Link reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli from 45–60 minutes to 7 minutes. The link has an average daily traffic of around 37,500.
    http://www.thetop10guide.net

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