Mumbaikar will get Worli-Sewri 10 Storey Bridge by 2022


Authorities are aiming to build an elevated corridor which will connect Worli-Sewari from a bridge as high as 10 storey building. The 4.5 Km long and 32 metre high bridge will connect Bandra-Worli sea link to the Mumbai trans-harbour line at Sewri.

The authorities aim to complete it by mid-2022, at an estimated cost of Rs 1,500 crore. Five agencies – MMRDA, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), and Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) – will be involved in planning and execution of its construction.

The ambitious project will demolish many residential building and commercial projects, as it is set to run through densely populated areas of Worli, Elphinstone Road, Parel and Sewri. Residents will have to be rehabilitated in the process. The civic body has now initiated the process by issuing notices to the first lot of 20 residential buildings in Elphinstone Road, seeking suggestions and objections from the residents.

According to the plan, this entirely elevated corridor will begin at Sewri interchange on MTHL along the Acharya Donde Road at Parel, Jagannath Bhatankar Road at Elphinstone, Drainage Channel Road and Narayan Hardikar Road at Prabhadevi, turning towards Century Bhavan, and will land near Sacred Heart Convent School at Worli.

The project is likely to face opposition from residents, as it will displace most of Kamgar Nagar slums, several BDD chawls in Worli, and buildings dotting either side of Jagannath Bhatankar Road and Acharya Donde Road. A rehabilitation plan for Kamgar Nagar slums is underway at the hands of SRA, which will coordinate with MMRDA for rehabilitation. Similarly, Mhada will rehabilitate residents of affected BDD chawls.

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