Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC)
In a bid to provide hassle-free transport facilities to road users between Worli and Versova, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) is currently in the process of finalizing contractors for the Versova-Bandra sea link (VBSL) and the entire exercise is expected to be completed by January 15, and construction work is slated to start by the second half of 2018. Like the Bandra-Worli sea link, the Rs.7,502 crore VBSL project will also be a cable-stayed bridge as it is an important part of the coastal road project, which plans to connect south Mumbai to the western suburbs through a series of tunnels, sea links and reclaimed roads. The MSRDC has selected five bidders for the project — Reliance-CGCD JV, Hyundai-ITD Cementation JV, China harbour engineering-Soma JV, Hindustan Construction-SKEC JV, and L&T-Daewoo JV. After the opening of the final bids, preliminary work for the sea link project would be taken up as quickly as possible, said MSRDC sources.