Seeing the cold shoulder given over the issue of application the recovery of Bandra Sea Link Toll, the Maharashtra State Road Development Association (MMRDA) has postponed the date for the third time. The application was processed just once even if two attempts for the same were made. The date has therefore been extended for 15 days more as such has been told by Rahul Jadhav, Engineer for MMRDA.
Earlier as well, MMRDA had invited applications for the toll recovery, but just one company MEP (Mumbai Entry Point Limited) had shown interest for this, which is also managing the task of toll recovery on the for Bandra-Worli Sea Link. After which the MMRDA had extended the application for a month. But seeing that was no response, eventually, MMRDA ended up extending the limit for 15 more days.
The Bandra Sea Link road was reopened for the common public commute in the year 2009. Moreover, the entry of two-wheelers on this road is prohibited and only four-wheelers or heavy vehicles are allowed to be driven on this road. Further, if even after increasing the application date for the third time, MMRDA does not get any response, the entire tender may then be handed over to MEP.