Bandra- Worli sea link in Mumbai to open after June 15

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Mumbai, 27 (ANI): The much awaited Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) built over the Mahim Creek of Arabian Sea and providing faster access to commercial bus in central and south Mumbai from western suburbs will open for public after June 15.

This was confirmed by the authorities of Maharashtra government on Tuesday.

The BWSL is an eight-lane, cable-stayed bridge, which will link Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system.

The sea link will enable speedy travel between Bandra and Worli, cutting travel times up to one hour.

"The Worli sea link looks very beautiful under proper lighting. It will not only provide relief to people from traffic congestion but it will also become a tourist attraction in future. It is a symbol of modern technology," said Dr. Vimal Mundra, Minister of Public Works Department, Maharashtra, Mumbai.

The Rs. 16340 million project of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSTRDC) is being executed by the leading private civil engineering firm, Hindustan Construction Company.

The BWSL project is one of the most highly recommended links by transport studies conducted for the metropolitan region over the last forty years.

The work of this project is almost complete and the final touch-up work is in progress at a fast pace. (ANI)

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