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Mumbai Metropolitan authority shortlists 5 consortia - 2012-05-14

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has short-listed five consortiums to develop the Rs 8,800-crore Mumbai Trans Harbour Link. The five are Cintra-Soma-Srei, Gammon Infrastructure Projects-OHL Concessions-G.S. Engineering; GMR Infrastructure- L&T – Samsung C&T Corpn; IRB Infrastructure Developers – Hyundai and Tata Realty and Infrastructure – Autostrade Indian Infrastructure Development – Vinci Concessions Development


MMRDA said the consortiums will be provided with bid documents (request for proposal (RFP)) once they are generally approved by the Union Government. They will also be issued copies of draft feasibility report, previous studies and surveys, if asked. The RFP requires the approval of the Centre as it will offer 20 per cent viability gap funding for the project.


The project will be through public-private partnership on design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis. The shortlisted consortiums are expected to finalise designs, technical details, financial details, actual survey of project site and prepare their bids around October. The 22-km Trans Harbour Link will connect Sewri in the island city to Nhava in Navi Mumbai. It will have a 16.5-km bridge across Mumbai harbour and 5.5 km long viaduct approaches on the Sewri and Nhava sides. Interchanges are proposed at Sewri to connect to Eastern Freeway and at Chirle to NH 4B to facilitate traffic dispersal. The project involves construction of the longest sea bridge in the country.

Source : Hindu Business Line