Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has emerged as the successful bidder for the construction of the Dahisar-Bhayander Link Road (DBLR), a crucial transportation link aimed at improving connectivity between the western suburbs and the outskirts of Mumbai.
The tender for this ambitious project was initiated in October of the previous year, with the initial deadline to commence work set for March 10. However, the deadline was extended multiple times. Three companies submitted their bids for the project: J Kumar Infra Projects Limited, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Ltd, and Afcons Infrastructure Limited. Ultimately, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) secured the contract as the lowest bidder. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 3186 crores.
The BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) made an official announcement through Twitter, stating that the elevated road project, which is 45 meters wide and 5 kilometers long, will connect Dahisar (West) to Bhayander (West). This development is a significant milestone in the project’s progress.
It is worth noting that L&T is currently working on two segments of the BMC’s Mumbai Coastal Road project in South Mumbai, divided into three phases. They are responsible for the construction of the stretch from Priyadarshani Park to Baroda Palace, as well as the twin tunnel construction from Princess Street flyover to Priyadarshani Park at Napensea Road.
The proposed elevated road will have two sections: 1.5km within the limits of Mumbai and 3.5km within the jurisdiction of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). The project is being jointly implemented by the BMC and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on behalf of MBMC.
In addition to decongesting traffic at Dahisar check naka, the project involves construction in challenging environments like marine areas, intertidal zones, and creeks. It will feature the construction of bridges, roads with new pavements, underpasses, and interchanges based on the BMC’s alignment plan.
The spaces between project segments will host multi-level seven-storey mechanized parking lots, and a bus terminal is proposed at the basement to create a multi-modal transport hub, along with an adjoining metro station. The project aims to provide 550 parking spaces for commuters.
As the appointed contractor, Larsen & Toubro (L&T) will be responsible for obtaining permissions from various authorities, including the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ), Salt Pan Commissioner, and the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEF & CC).