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BMC finalised the contract for GMLR twin tunnels

The BMC on Friday finalised a joint venture of J Kumar and Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) as the contractor for construction of the twin tunnels that will be part of the civic body's ambitious Goregaon Mulund Link Road (GMLR) project.

The BMC on Friday finalised a joint venture of J Kumar and Nagarjuna Construction Company (NCC) as the contractor for construction of the twin tunnels that will be part of the civic body’s ambitious Goregaon Mulund Link Road (GMLR) project.

Hyderabad-based NCC, is already involved in the construction of cement concrete roads in Mumbai as a part of civic body’s Rs 6,000 crore road concretisation project.

Valued at an estimated cost of Rs 6,301 crore, the construction of these tunnels is slated to span a period of five years, with commencement scheduled for October 2023. The BMC had received bids from three companies – Afcons Infrastructure, Larsen & Toubro, NCC-J Kumar Infra projects (Joint Venture) – for the construction of twin tunnels. The tender for it was floated in October 2022, however, owing to requests from bidders, it kept getting extensions.

Additional municipal commissioner P Velrasu said these twin tunnels, with a length of 4.70km each, are proposed to run parallel to each other. “It will have an internal diameter of 13 meters. The tunnel will go completely underground, running under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park area, however there will be no disturbance to the wildlife, water bodies or trees in any way and neither is any land acquisition required to be done,” he said.

Currently, various road works under this project are under progress in the city.

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