Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Road Project Updates

A brief update on three major road development projects, being handled in one way or another by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC). (Source: Today's TOI)

Bandra Worli Sea Link
Status: Stuck
Reason: Dispute over cost escalation
Earlier target: April-2008
Expected now: Dec-2008
Length: 6km
Cost: Rs1,306 crores

Worli Nariman Point Sea Link
Status: Bids not invited
Reason: PIL filed against project by NGO Federation of Environment and Development Organisation, which is demanding another study
Length: 13.75km
Cost: Rs4,143 crores
Bids: Not yet invited

Sewri-Nhava Seva Trans-harbour Sea Link
Status: Bids to be invited by Dec 15th 2007
Reason for delay: Reliance Energy had moved the court against MSRDC disqualifying its bid to build the bridge. Supreme Court lifted the order and extended the date for filing bids to Dec 15th 2007. High Court clearance also awaited.
Length: 22km
Cost: Rs4,000crores