BJP demands Bandra-Worli Sea Link accessible to pedestrians

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Mumbai, July 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party activists staged a demonstration here demanding that the recently opened Bandra-Worli Sea Link should be accessible to pedestrians.

Ten years and 325 million dollars later, the ambitious sea bridge aimed at easing Mumbai's notorious traffic jams, opened on June 30, holding out hope for harried commuters.

BJP protestors, led by the state deputy Sardar Tara Singh from Mulund assembly constituency, demanded for a lane for cyclists and pedestrians.

"I demand from the government that a small track for pedestrians along the sea link be constructed so that the common man and the poor people, who do not own cars, can also cross the bridge," Singh said.

The protestors were briefly detained by the police.

The 5.6 km-long Bandra-Worli Sea Link, handles nearly 100,000 vehicles daily, helping wealthier residents skip nearly two dozen traffic lights and cut more than half an hour in the commute to the business hub in the south. (ANI)

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