Maharashtra government exploring feasibility of building 42-km long Versova-Virar sea link

September 5, 2018. Swapnil Rawal.

In an ambitious move, the state government is exploring the feasibility of building a sea link between Versova in western Mumbai and Virar, a far-flung suburb around 30km from Borivli.

The state has directed the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to come up with a detailed study on the feasibility of the 42-km sea link.

“Now that we have awarded the contract for the Versova-Bandra sea link, the state cabinet has directed us to go conduct a feasibility study for the extension up to Virar. Louis Berger Group has been asked to look at the techno-economic feasibility. The report is likely to come by the year-end,” said Radheshyam Mopalwar, vice-chairman and managing director, MSRDC.

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