17% work completed, project expected to start in July 2023
Geetanjali Minhas | December 21, 2020 | Mumbai
In line with its plans, 17% of work on the Mumbai Coastal Road, the Maharashtra government’s ambitious infrastructure project to decongest traffic movement in the megacity, has been completed.
Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has said that 17% of the physical work stands completed as of now and the coastal road will be functional in July 2023.
Work on the project started in October 2018 but had to stop due to litigations. In July 2019 the Bombay high court quashed the Coastal Road Zone (CRZ) clearances granted to the project. In December last year, work restarted after the supreme court stayed the stayed the high court order.
The eight-lane freeway will start from Marine Lines in south Mumbai and connect northern suburbs via the Bandra-Worli sea link and significantly expected to reduce travel time.
Spelling out figures, Chahal said that the Maine Drive to the Worli-Bandra sea link stretch of the coastal road is being built by MCGM at a cost of Rs. 12,721 crore. Substantial work has happened in the last couple of months by incurring an expenditure of Rs. 1,281 crores till November 2020. As many as 175 acres of land under Arabian Sea has been reclaimed, and 102 acres of remaining land under the sea is being reclaimed.
Chahal also added that 400 metre-long tunnel boring machine (diameter of 39.6 feet – the largest size ever in India) now stands fully assembled on reclaimed land and tunnel boring will commence from January 7.
Read more about this ambitious project:
All you wanted to know about Mumbai’s coastal road
The Dehradun-based Forest Survey of India (FSI), an organization under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, carries out the assessment of forest cover biennially since 1987 and the findings are published in the India State of Forest Report (ISFR). As per the latest ISFR 2021, there is a
While the average growth of energy requirement in the country for 2023-24 viz-a-viz 2022-23 has been estimated as 4.9%, the months of April and May have been projected as high demand period. During the current year, the peak demand is expected to be around 229 GW during the summer period. The government ha
As the UN has declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets, the Indian Army has steered introduction of millets flour in the rations of soldiers. This landmark decision will ensure troops are supplied with native and traditional grains after over half a century, when these were discontinued in favour
When discussing digital currency, you might think of one or two well-known varieties. There is the digital representation of currency that you access with mobile and online banking services. This currency is the liability of a commercial bank. There is also cryptocurrency, a digital medium of exchange issu
The Indian President: An Insider’s Account of the Zail Singh Years By K.C. Singh HarperCollins, 312 pages, Rs.699
Bipin: The Man Behind the Uniform By Rachna Bisht Rawat Penguin, 207 pages, Rs 599 On the morning of 8 December 202