Sonia Gandhi inaugurates India's first sea bridge

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Sonia Gandhi
Mumbai, Jun 30: Congress president Sonia Gandhi inaugurated the much-awaited Bandra Worli sea link on Tuesday, Jun 30.

The 5.6 kilometers long cable-stayed bridge has been designed to allow for speedy road travel between Bandra and Worli in and traffic-clogged city of Mumbai.

It costs Rs. 50 to take a trip on the link, and will cost Rs. 75 for a round trip- it would be nothing compared to the Rs 100 crore per year that the link will save in the vehicle operating cost alone.

The link is equipped with state-of-the-art systems for traffic monitoring, emergency support and an automated toll system.

Two cable stayed bridges, a 600-meter long at Bandra channel and the other twin-tower supported 350 meter long at the Worli channel. It rests on two towers, each 126 metres tall or equivalent to a 43-storeyed building.

People said that the new bridge would save a lot of commuting time. "The construction of the sea link would save people's time," said Leen Montri, another resident.

ANI

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