MUMBAI: The city’s regional development agency MMRDA on Tuesday shortlisted as many as 29 contractors, including consortia led by L&T, Tata Projects and Pallonji Group, for the much-delayed sea-link across the harbour on the east coast of the megapolis.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) shortlisted 29 contractors for the three packages of the 22km-long Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) project, which is likely to cost over Rs 17,000 crore.
The over three decades old project is yet to secure the financial closure though the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been willing to offer soft loan.
Despite decades of planning, the project, which will decongest the island city apart from offering hassle-free connectivity between eastern part of the city and Navi Mumbai, is yet to see the light of the day.
The authority fixed April 5, 2017 as the last date for submitting the RFP (request for proposal) documents.
The authority has shortlisted seven contractors each for the first two packages and 15 for the third one, MMRDA said in a statement.
The seven contractors for package-1 – running from Sewri and up to the 10.38th km – are the following consortia: Afcons-Fluor Australia-Shapoorji Pallonji & Co; Daweoo Eng & Construction- Tata Projects; Gayatri Projects-China Railway Major Bridge Eng Group; HCC-Engineering & Construction; IL&FS Transportation Networks-SP Singla Constructions; ITD Cementation-Simplex Infra-Italian Thai Development Public Co-Sumitomo Mitsui Construction; and L&T-IHI Infra Systems.
The consortia for package-2 – running from 10.38th km up to 18.187 km – are the following: Afocons-Fluor Australia- Shapoorji Pallonji; Daweoo Eng& Construction Co-Tata Projects; Gayatri Projects-China Railway Major Bridge Eng Group; HCC-SK Eng & Construction; IL&FS Eng-Ranjit Buildcon; ITD Cementation -Simplex Infra-Italian Thai Development Public Co-Sumitomo Mitsui Construction; and L&T-IHI Infras Systems.
The 15 contractors for Package-3 – running from the 18.187th km and up to Chirle village (near Navi Mumbai) – are: the consortia led by Afcons Infrastructure-Fluor Australia- Shapoorji Pallonji; Gayatri Projects-China Railway Major Bridge Engineering Group; HCC-SK Engineering; IL&FS Engineering-IL&FS Transportation Networks.
Also, the consortia led by ITD Cementation-Thakur Infraprojects-JM Mhatre Infra; J Kumar Infraprojects; JMC Infraprojects-China Railway Construction; L&T; Navayuga Eng; NCC; Obrascon Huarte Lain-Constructora of Mexico; Ranjit Buildcon-Royal Infraengineering; Simplex; Soma Enterprises- China Harbour Engineering Co; and SP Singla Constructions.
The MTHL will directly connect Navi Mumbai and the proposed international airport with the island city and also link the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.
Walls N Roof Comment : Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) is been proposed as the best connectivity of eastern part of the city to Navi Mumbai as it will link proposed international airport along with Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) have shortlisted the best contractor across the country like L&T, Tatas, Pallonji etc for MTHL. Once the MTHL is ready it will cut down the commuting time of the residential in cities like Navi Mumbai, Thane, Sewri etc it will also boost the real estate market as investors would be keen to buy property in these cities as it will promise the best Return On Investment (ROI).