Planning authority MMRDA received 17 bids from top construction companies, including TATA and L&T, for the three packages of the ambitious Rs 18,000 crore Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project.
The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link, also known as the Sewri-Nhava Sheva Trans Harbour Link, will connect Mumbai with Navi Mumbai.
According to officials, the 17 bids have come from the 29 domestic and international contractors who were previously shortlisted for the three packages of the 22-km Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project, work on which is expected to start post-monsoon this year.
For the Package-1, covering 10.38 km from Sewri, the six bidders are: consortiums of M/s. AFCONS-FLUOR-SPCPL; M/s. Daweoo-TATA; M/s. HCC-SKECL; M/s. IL&FS TNL-SPSCPL; M/s. ITD-SIMPLEX-ITDPCL-SMCCL, and M/s. L&T-IHI.
For the Package-2, running from 10.38 km to 18.18 km, the six bidders are: M/s. AFCONS-FLUOR-SPCPL; M/s. Daweoo-TATA; M/s. HCC-SKECL; M/s. IL&FS Engg.-Ranjit Buildcon; M/s. ITD-SIMPLEX-ITDPCL-SMCCL and M/s. L&T-IHI.
For the Package-3, running from 18.18 km to the termination point Chirle, a distance of 3.16 km, the five bidders are: M/s. AFCONS-FLUOR-SPCPL; M/s. ITD-Thakur-JM Mhatre; M/s. J.Kumar Infraprojects Ltd.; M/s. L&T Ltd and M/s. NCC Limited.
The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link project (MTHL) will be 22 km long, 25 metres tall, 27 metres wide with six lanes.
It will connect Mumbai island with the mainland, providing a direct access to Navi Mumbai, the upcoming New International Airport and a convenient gateway to Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Southern India.
When completed, it would be the longest sea bridge in India.
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