“Bandra Versova Sea Link (BVSL), is an upcoming Cable-stayed Sea link (2) bridge from Bandra to Versova coastal (Also referred as VBSL, Versova Bandra Sea Link) in western suburbs of Mumbai linking this Suburb to South Mumbai, was been proposed in 2012 and got its approval finally in 2016 and work starting around November of this year 2017 and expected its opening in 2020 for which tenders floated and have been finalized. Coastal road project is facing problems from Activists, Koliwadas, Mangroves savers in city and Bandra Versova Sea Link (BVSL) seems to be the best alternative or add on to coastal road project. Below are some more details on the upcoming second sea link in city..”
Bandra Versova Sea Link 2
Updates June 2017 : BVSL (or say VBSL, Versova Bandra Sea Link) finally gears up to start its work by November of this year 2017. This sea link 2 will be near or more double the size of Sea link 1 (5.6 Km) which is 11.8 Km.
Entry & Exit Points will be Otter’s Club (Bandra), Bandra, Koliwada location in Andheri Juhu, Versova Nana Nani Park. More details will be updated as and when received.
After the success of Bandra Worli Sea Link another proposal was put forward to state government which will help De-Congest the S V Road traffic and help commute faster.
This Sea Link 2 will connect Bandra sea link near Reclamation and will end somewhere at Versova Beach. Major junctions of this routed sea bridge will be Jogger’s park within Bandra location and next being Juhu koliwada, which falls between Santacruz and Vile-parle at coastal side of city. Not sure on if any new Junctions will connect Bandra Versova Sea Link or are changes in current plans, But will keep updating this page.
We detailed the tentative length of the sea link as 9 Km, But the exact as declared before in few leading newspapers was 9.3 kilometres as per project reported, But now before starting the work the final length is declared as 11.8 Km. In 2014, Two bidders have shown interest in developing this sea link and are expecting a Gap Funding of about 20% without which they may loose interest and the plans of development can get tougher considering no local private giants taking interest already. Alternative motto of helping divide traffic of S V Road and Western Express Highway apart from Versova Sea link is a parallel coastal road, State has yet not finalized on one of these two options. Both ends are highly populated with commercial dominance and major traffic along most junctions of S V Road and Highway. The locations of Bandra and Andheri Versova has many tourist attractions, Beaches and Malls which makes it obvious to pull over more traffic and has the most reasons to build another sea link or a road along the coasts. Overall cost of this project seems to cross 5000 crores and will possibly have 6 lanes of road which is really a good news and first of its kind in Mumbai.