Video: Here’s how the Versova-Bandra sea link may look after completion
Studio Fuksas, an international architectural firm based in Rome, has shared the first render of the proposed Versova-Bandra sea link project in Mumbai.
The renowned architectural firm has proposed to design the 17.17 km sea link, one of the biggest and most ambitious urban transport projects in the city.
The firm shared the renders, which include an image and a video of the project, on their Instagram account yesterday.
“Studio Fuksas has proposed to develop the sea link from Versova to Bandra in Mumbai. The Versova-Bandra sea link is a sea bridge to enlighten up the congestion of the urban existing roads,” read the image caption.
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“The Versova-Bandra sea link is the Studio Fuksas proposal for a sea bridge starting from the Bandra end of Bandra-Worli sea link and terminate at Versova, in #Mumbai. The sea link will be located approximately 900 meters to 1800 meters from the coast, with a length of approximately 10 kilometers,” read the caption on the video.
Since the design is not yet finalised, there is no saying if the finished project will look anything like the render above. Having said that, these are the first visual representations of how the project may shape up.
About the project:
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the construction of Bandra-Versova sea link in August.
A month later, in September, Reliance Infrastructure Ltd-Astaldi SpA (Italy) Consortium signed an agreement with Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) for construction of the project.
At 17.17 km, it will be three times the length of the existing Bandra-Worli sea link and cost Rs 7,000 crore to build.
“This project will further propel Reliance Infrastructure as a premier EPC company in India. Our partnership with Astaldi S.p.A, the third biggest construction player in the world in bridges, will help us create a truly world-class mega infrastructure project for Mumbai,” Reliance Infrastructure EPC CEO Arun Gupta had said.
Reliance Infrastructure-Astaldi has to commission the project in five years from the appointed date. However, the company said owing to the monsoon, the work would be completely stalled for three months each year.