Larsen & Toubro and J Kumar Infraprojects last week submitted bids for the civil construction of a new bridge between Nariman Point and Cuffe Parade after Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) opened technical bids.
This approximately 1.77 km 4 lane bridge will connect Marine Drive, where the 29.80 km Mumbai Coastal Road terminates further up north, with Captain Prakash Pethe Marg near Cuffe Parade Station – the southern terminus of Mumbai Metro’s Aqua Line (Line-3).
MMRDA had invited tenders for its civil construction in November 2022 with a Rs. 315 crore estimate and 30 month (2.5 year) completion deadline. Technical bids were opened on January 4.
Brief Scope: Design and Construction of 4 lanes Bridge connecting Nariman Point to Colaba Cuffe Parade on EPC mode
The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.
I’ve always wanted Mumbai’s Back Bay to be reclaimed for creating a new mixed-use district, so this bridge or any other similar project in its location, seems short-sighted to me.
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