Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai
The Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai (Bombay) is considered to be one of the first and biggest sea bridges in India. This 4.7 km long bridge was inaugurated by Sonia Gandhi on 30th June 2009. It took over 15 years to complete this huge bridge. By connecting two places (Bandra and Worli), this bridge has reduced a 45-60 minutes long journey to 7 minutes.
Approximately 30,000 to 35,000 cars pass through this bridge which is comparatively low as per the calculation of MEPL (Mumbai Entry Point Private Limited), a toll agency in Mumbai. This bridge has been built with the cooperation of MSRDC (Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation).
Only four wheelers, cars and buses are allowed to enter the bridge. Two wheelers and pedestrians’ are not allowed. Entry of animals is also prohibited. As of October 2009, toll Charges for Cars is Rs.50/- and for Buses is Rs. 100/- It may change in the future.
Additional facilities like speed tracer to check the speed of the vehicles and cameras to capture images of the boats and ships and also vehicles are located within the bridge. The maximum speed limit allowed for the vehicles is 50 kmph.