But work till date ? Nil.
Now, in Aug-2006, the MSRDC is finally focusing on the MTHL, and, more importantly, has given out bidding documents for this link.
Three "consortia" are in the fray for this project (L&T-Gammon, IL&FS and IFFCO) and obviously one will win the tender. Their bids will be in by Oct 25, 2006 and MSRDC will then - hopefully - announce the winner by mid-December. MSRDC says,
''The deciding factor will be the duration of concession period, that is, the period for which they will collect the toll.''And finally - when will it get completed ? 4 years after work begins.
And work begins six months after the order is awarded (i.e. June-2007).
Which means around mid-2011. Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of it's inception. Talk about labour pain.