Maha Govt Brings Back Nariman Point-Colaba Sea Link Plan After a Decade

Maha Govt Brings Back Nariman Point-Colaba Sea Link Plan After a Decade

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will construct a new sea bridge that connects Nariman Point to Colaba in Mumbai. It’s worth pointing out that this project was first drafted a decade ago and has now been revived by the Maha Vikas Aghadi government. 

Officials said that this new route will offer an alternative to the Captain Prakash Pethe Marg which has seen a heavy influx of vehicles and traffic congestion. The MMRDA has now started the process of hiring a consultant to draft out a detailed technical and financial plan for the project.  

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Commissioner of the MMRDA, RA Rajeev said, “Since it is the only major route along Colaba, commuters face traffic congestion. This project will be planned as a sea bridge that will also connect Cuffe Parade.”

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Tourism and Environment Minister, Aaditya Thackeray confirmed the development on Wednesday via Twitter. 

“Nariman Point-Cuffe Parade connector: on my humble request, the @MMRDAOfficial has put out an EoI for consultants. This connector will ease out traffic in a key business-residential area, while not obstructing the boats of fishermen. By June, we shall have a design for it,” Thackeray tweeted.

The original project was drafted in 2008 by the MMRDA under Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh’s administration. This plan consisted of a 1.2 Km coastal road connecting National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) to Cuffe Parade. The project was later shelved in favour of the MMRDA’s redevelopment plan for Nariman Point

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